- The most contaminated areas in the hospital were Intensive care unit , the Obstetric Isolation Ward and the Isolation Ward for Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia.
- Outpatient Lobby, Emergency Department, Obstetric Ward and Clinical Laboratories were also contaminated areas, to a lesser extend.
- The most contaminated touched surfaces were self-service printers, desktops/keyboard and doorknobs.
- Both hand sanitizer dispensers and gloves were most contaminated PPE.
This data comes from a study conducted in the Zhongnan Medical Center in Wuhan, China from February 7 to February 27, 2020.
626 dacron swabs were collected from the surfaces of 13 hospital areas, from 5 objects frequently used and 3 major personal protection equipment (PPE). The RNAs of the SARS-CoV-2 were then detected by reverse transcription-PCR (RT-PCR). This study use the R software for the analyse.
Guangming Ye, Hualiang Lin, Liangjun Chen, Shichan Wang, Zhikun Zeng, Wei Wang, Shiyu Zhang, Terri Rebmann, Yirong Li, Zhenyu Pan, Zhonghua Yang, Ying Wang, Fubing Wang, Zhengmin Qian,Xinghuan Wang. (March 16, 2020) Environmental contamination of the SARS-CoV-2 in healthcare premises: An urgent call for protection for healthcare workers. The Preprint Server for Health Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.03.11.20034546