Coronavirus could live in the body for 5 weeks, study finds
Researchers in China studied data from some 191 COVID-19 patients, including 54 who died, who were treated at Jinyintan Hospital and Wuhan Pulmonary Hospital.
They concluded that the virus’s RNA can live in a patient’s body an average of 20 days, but up to 37 days, or about 5 weeks. Currently, those infected with the virus have been recommended to remain in self-isolation for 14 days, a period of time that has been said to be the incubation period for the virus.
“In the current study, we found that the detectable SARS-CoV-2 RNA persisted for a median of 20 days …continued .
[Source: Fox News]