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Table 1 Bacterial contamination on ICU 1 according to swabbed objects and swab count. Numbers in () indicating the fraction of positive samples compared to the total number of swabs per object group

From: Bacterial but no SARS-CoV-2 contamination after terminal disinfection of tertiary care intensive care units treating COVID-19 patients

  Number of swabs from distinct objects (n = 67) Pseudomonas spp. Other detected bacteria
Bacterial contamination ICU 1
Monitors/keyboards 18   Coagulase-negative staphylococci 103–104/ml (10/18)
Tabletops, sinks and siphons in drug preparation areas 5 Pseudomonas aeruginosa 105–106/ml (2/5), Pseudomonas putida 105–106/ml (1/5) Stenotrophomonas maltophilia 105–106/ml (3/5), Enterobacter cloacae 105–106/ml (1/5), coagulase-negative staphylococci 103–104/ml (1/5)
Individual sinks in patient area 12 Pseudomonas aeruginosa 105–106/ml (2/12), Pseudomonas spp. 103–104/ml (1/12) Klebsiella oxytoca 104–105/ml (1/12), Stenotrophomonas maltophilia 105–106/ml (1/12), coagulase-negative staphylococci 103–104/ml (1/12)
Floors in patient compartment 6   Coagulase-negative staphylococci 103–104/ml (3/6)
Respirators 13   Coagulase-negative staphylococci 103–104/ml (1/13)
Work desk physicians 2   Coagulase-negative staphylococci 103–104/ml (2/2)
Telephones non-personalized 2   Coagulase-negative staphylococci 103–104/ml (1/2)
Perfusors 2   
Rolling trolleys/tables 4   Coagulase-negative staphylococci 103–104/ml (2/4)
Fridges pharmacy 2   
Chair 1