Kansas State University researchers say the study “clearly demonstrates” that the virus survives longer in spring and autumn than it does in summer. Photo: AP Kansas State University researchers say the study “clearly demonstrates” that the virus survives longer in spring and autumn than it does in summer. Photo: AP
Kansas State University researchers say the study “clearly demonstrates” that the virus survives longer in spring and autumn than it does in summer. Photo: AP

Coronavirus may survive on outdoor surfaces for longer in autumn, US study suggests

  • Researchers find it could linger for up to a week outside in lower temperatures and humidity – more than the one to three days in summer
  • That could ‘potentially contribute to new outbreaks’ in northern hemisphere, they warn in non-peer-reviewed paper

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Kansas State University researchers say the study “clearly demonstrates” that the virus survives longer in spring and autumn than it does in summer. Photo: AP Kansas State University researchers say the study “clearly demonstrates” that the virus survives longer in spring and autumn than it does in summer. Photo: AP
Kansas State University researchers say the study “clearly demonstrates” that the virus survives longer in spring and autumn than it does in summer. Photo: AP
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