New Data Says Coronavirus Can Survive Higher Temperatures
COVID-19 may still pose threats through summer
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) can survive in high temperatures, researchers said, casting doubt on suggestions that the threat will subside in the summer.
Researchers from the University of Aix-Marseille in France, led by Remi Charrel and Boris Pastorino, found that the virus survived in 140-degree Fahrenheit temperatures typically used to disinfect research labs, The Jerusalem Post reported.
It took 15 minutes of exposure to 197.6-degree temperatures to kill the virus, the newspaper noted, adding that the study had yet to be peer-reviewed.
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