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Environmental Surface Circulation of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in Asadabad Hospital Wards by Mohammad J. Nazari Pouya, Sajad Yaghoubi, Fateme Darabi, Zahra Mousavi, Jamal Falahi

Background: Since early 2020, Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) has posed a public health risk due to serious acute respiratory syndrome. The aim of our study was to determine surface circulation of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in Asadabad Hospital wards.
Methods: Fifty swab samples were obtained from the hospital wards. The real-time test was carried out using primer/probe sets that were complementary to targets on the SARS CoV genome.
Results: The injection room had the highest contamination rate, while the other hospital wards were free of CO¬VID-19 contamination.
Conclusions: Overall, we found that COVID-19 contaminated narrowly the surfaces in hospital wards. These findings can be used to improve safety procedures.

DOI: 10.7754/Clin.Lab.2021.210620