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Table 2 Sampling results

From: Contamination of SARS-CoV-2 in patient surroundings and on personal protective equipment in a non-ICU isolation ward for COVID-19 patients with prolonged PCR positive status

Environmental sites Number of positive samples/number of total samples
(Ct values, ORF1ab/N genes)a
Room, patient D Room, patients H/I All patient rooms
Patients rooms
1.Door handle 0/1 0/1 0/6
2.Table on bed 0/1 0/2
3.Bed sheet 1/3 (23.1/−b) 1/3 (32.9/30.7) 2/10
4.Bed rail 0/1 0/2 0/7
5.Bedside cabinet 0/1 0/2 0/9
6.Floor 0/2
7.Light switch 0/1 0/1 0/6
8.Surface of air purifier 0/1 0/1 0/4
9.Equipment belt on wall 0/1 0/1 0/4
10.Patient mobile phone 0/1 0/2 0/5
11.Thermos bottle handle 0/1 0/2 0/5
12.Locker 0/1 0/2
13.Pillow 0/2 0/2 0/6
Toilet area
14.Door handle 0/1 0/1 0/5
15.Sink internal bowl and drain 0/1 0/2 0/5
16.Sink external rim 0/1 0/1 0/4
17.Toilet bowl and drain 0/1 1/1 (17.5/25.3) 1/6
Total, no. (%) 1/19 (5.3) 2/22 (9.1) 3/88 (3.4)
  1. aCycle threshold (Ct) values of PCR were shown for positive samples, while negative results refer to no amplification at the 40th cycles
  2. bThe N gene was able to be detected at the 42.2th cycle
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