What gets contaminated in COVID-19 isolation rooms?
Air vents and toilet bowls are key contamination sites in hospital rooms where patients with COVID-19 are isolated, doctors write in JAMA.
The Singaporean doctors performed 26 swabs around an isolation room at a dedicated COVID-19 treatment centre, where a symptomatic patient had been isolated, to identify the contamination points.
Most surfaces were contaminated, including the bed rail, light switch, floor and even a stethoscope stored in the room.
In particular, the doctors highlighted the air vents