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Table 1 Swabs taken at different areas of the Infectious Disease ward at the Uppsala University Hospital, Sweden

From: SARS-CoV-2 in hospital indoor environments is predominantly non-infectious

Area Negative Positive Positive in one gene Total swabs
Medical staff area 68.2% 13.6% 18.2% 22
 Floor 25.0% 37.5% 37.5% 8
 Computer 83.3% 0.0% 16.7% 6
 Door handle 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 8
Patient area 58.8% 22.7% 18.5% 119
 Bed 66.7% 33.3% 0.0% 3
 Floor 43.5% 30.4% 26.1% 46
 Ventilation 56.0% 24.0% 20.0% 50
 Air 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 10
 Bathroom 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 7
 Door handle 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 3
Protective gear 60.0% 40.0% 0.0% 5
Shoes 52.5% 25.0% 22.5% 40
Ventilation 35.7% 57.1% 7.1% 14
Grand total 57.0% 25.0% 18.0% 200
  1. The number of swabs taken at different areas of the ward and the percentage of negative and positive (positive for both or one of the genes) swabs by RT-qPCRs targeting portions of the SARS-CoV-2 envelope small membrane protein and nucleocapsid genes. For areas with swabs taken in different subareas, the subcategories are given. The swabs were collected at the Infectious Disease ward at the Uppsala University Hospital, Sweden between early April and mid-May 2020