WASHINGTON, D.C. – According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, COVID-19 can travel up to 13 feet through the air. That is over twice as far as the 6 foot rule that most people in the United States have been told to adhere to.
The report was compiled from data that was gathered at the epicenter of the global health crisis, Wuhan, China. The report states that the soles of ICU medical staff at Huoshenshan Hospital also allowed for the virus to spread rapidly.
For data purposes and to better understand how the virus travels, samples of air and surfaces were collected in the general ward population and the ICU unit. COVID-19 had its highest concentrations in the ICU ward.The virus was found on the floors, computer mice, trash cans, sickbed handrails, patient masks, personal protective equipment, and air outlets.
There is so much more that needs to be learned and quickly to stop this virus from causing even more devastation than it already has.
You can read the CDC published report here: Aerosol and Surface Distribution of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 in Hospital Wards, Wuhan, China, 2020.
Currently there are 554,847 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the United States. 21,942 people have died from the virus so far.
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