CDC: There’s 1-in-10,000 chance of getting COVID from surfaces


Sumary of CDC: There’s 1-in-10,000 chance of getting COVID from surfaces:

  • There is a less than 1-in-10,000 chance of catching COVID-19 from surfaces, according to a Monday update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)..
  • The CDC has made clear that COVID-19 is a respiratory disease transmitted mainly through human-to-human interaction but noted last spring that “it may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their mouth, nose or possibly their eyes.”.
  • The CDC website now cites several studies that “suggest that the risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection via the fomite transmission route is low, and generally less than 1 in 10,000, which means that each contact with a contaminated surface has less than a 1 in 10,000 chance of causing an infection.”.
  • The surface survival of COVID-19 on indoor surfaces including steel, glass and plastic does not last beyond three days, though “porous”…

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