1 in 10,000 chance COVID spreads through surfaces

“Findings of these studies 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…”

“…When focused on high-touch surfaces, cleaning with soap or detergent should be enough to further reduce the relatively low transmission risk from fomites in situations when there has not been a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 indoors…”

“…The principal mode by which people are infected with SARS-CoV-2 is through exposure to respiratory droplets carrying infectious virus. In most situations, cleaning surfaces using soap or detergent, and not disinfecting, is enough to reduce risk…”

A year into the global pandemic caused by SARS COV 2 (COVID-19), and the science community is still playing catch up. It’s not easy compiling the data and developing position documents. So many hours of research and collaboration between different associations and governing bodies go into these, but we’re here to give you the information as we find it.

There’s no good or bad news. Just scientific facts.