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Table 2 Bacterial contamination on ICU 2 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 = 23) Pseudomonas spp. Other detected bacteria
Bacterial contamination ICU 2
Monitors/keyboards 12   Enterococcus faecium 103–104/ml (2/12), coagulase-negative staphylococci 103–104/ml (8/12)
Tabletops, sinks and siphons in drug preparation areas 3   Coagulase-negative staphylococci 103–104/ml (3/3)
Individual sinks in patient area 5 Pseudomonas aeruginosa 104–105/ml (1/5), Pseudomonas putida 104–105/ml (1/5), Pseudomonas spp. 104–105/ml (2/5) Achromobacter 103–104/ml (1/5), Stenotrophomonas maltophilia 104–105/ml (1/5), coagulase-negative staphylococci 104–105/ml (2/5)
Floor main exit gate 1   Coagulase-negative staphylococci 103–104/ml (1/1)
Surface patient kitchen 2   Coagulase-negative staphylococci 103–104/ml (1/2)