In the analysis, which utilized data from both USA and Japanese health organizations, the CDC reported that the virus' ribonucleic acid (RNA) had survived for 17 days in rooms previously inhabited by symptomatic and asymptomatic passengers aboard the Diamond Princess. That study also found that the amount of the virus left on those surfaces decreased over time.
Again, there's a big difference between detecting traces of a virus after 17 days and finding it remains transmissible after 17 days, and the cramped, indoors quarantine conditions on the Diamond Princess likely contributed the detection of viral traces.
Westpac economists said that the extraordinary measures in place to counter the spread of the disease would push the unemployment rate above 11%, which would be the highest since the country was last in recession in the early 1990s. Cleaning, researchers have confirmed, is a highly effective way of killing the virus.
NSW Health confirmed there had now been 107 cases of coronavirus diagnosedin NSW in passengers of the Ruby Princess, with at least 26 more in other states.
On the vessel's sister ship, the Grand Princess, members of the crew are believed to have contracted the virus and then passed it on to passengers, according to the study.
The (CDC) published a new study looking at COVID-19 outbreaks on cruise ships.
The new study set out to determine how "transmission occurred across multiple voyages of several ships". Available statistical models of the Diamond Princess outbreak suggest that 17.9% of infected people never developed symptoms. ". Although these data can not be used to determine whether transmission occurred from contaminated surfaces, further study of fomite transmission of SARS-CoV-2 aboard cruise ships is warranted".
Researchers from the National Institutes of Health, CDC, UCLA and Princeton University previously found that COVID-19 can last up to three days on plastic and stainless steel. That said, it is impossible to confirm exactly how long the virus lived and remained contagious on those surfaces. Every time you don't write about devices, you unfortunately don't stay away from them, even though you desperately try.