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As the number of COVID-19 cases increase throughout the nation, there is new findings that COVID-19 can survive on some surfaces for nearly a month.

According to NBCnews, researchers in Australia say the coronavirus can remain infectious for up to 28-days on smooth surfaces like glass, stainless steel or plastic-which includes smartphones screens and credit cards.

Scientist say this research reinforces the importance of hand washing and disinfecting surfaces that are used often to stop the spread of COVID-19.

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