Living in animal cells, the coronavirus may be able to survive temperatures as high as 90 degrees Celsius.

By hitapnews


Researchers, led by Boris Pastorino from Aix-Marseille University in France

tested animal cells that were infected with many procedures including chemical and heat conditions to deactivate the virus in vitro.

Findings showed in the heat tests that Sars-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can to some level survive temperatures of 60 degrees Celsius for an hour. Some parts of the virus, however, remain active. To completely deactivate the virus, temperatures of 92 degrees Celsius for 15 minutes are required.

However, other studies found that the virus was deactivated at only 70 degrees Celsius for 5 minutes.

As a result, an appropriate heat to kill the COVID-19 might depend on factors in which further studies are needed. It is also important to note that the above study has shown only implications for laboratory work and has not been published in a scientific journal.