Survival time of coronavirus in water determined

Survival time of coronavirus in water determined

Almost all particles of the coronavirus (90%) died in water within 24 hours, 99.9% – within 72 hours, RIA Novosti received in the press service of Rospotrebnadzor.

Studies on the viability of coronavirus in water were conducted at the Vector Center of Rospotrebnadzor.

The virus cannot reproduce, but it can remain viable. Moreover, the time of its inactivation directly depends on the water temperature. Boiling water leads to the complete destruction of the virus, and the chlorinated water virus loses its viability, says Rospotrebnadzor.

Earlier, American scientists found that SARS-CoV-2 decreased by 99% in six seconds, and when exposed to a lamp at 22 mJ / cm², coronaviruses are almost completely destroyed. 25 seconds,

In early March, WHO declared the outbreak of the new coronavirus a pandemic. To date, more than 16.5 million people have been infected worldwide, and more than 650 thousand people have died.

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