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Isolation of SARS-CoV-2 from the air in a car driven by a COVID patient with mild illness

By John A Lednicky, Michael Lauzardo, Md. Mabubul Alam, Maha Elbadry, Caroline Stephenson, Julia C. Gibson, John Glenn Morris

Posted 15 Jan 2021
medRxiv DOI: 10.1101/2021.01.12.21249603

We used a Sioutas personal cascade impactor sampler (PCIS) to screen for SARS-CoV-2 in a car driven by a COVID-19 patient. SARS-CoV-2 was detectable at all PCIS stages by PCR and was cultured from the section of the sampler collecting particles in the 0.25 to 0.50 m size range.

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