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Table 1 Bacterial contamination on ICU 1 according to swabbed objects and swab count. Numbers in () indicating the fraction of positive samples compared to the total number of swabs per object group

From: Bacterial but no SARS-CoV-2 contamination after terminal disinfection of tertiary care intensive care units treating COVID-19 patients

 

Number of swabs from distinct objects (n = 67)

Pseudomonas spp.

Other detected bacteria

Bacterial contamination ICU 1

Monitors/keyboards

18

 

Coagulase-negative staphylococci 103–104/ml (10/18)

Tabletops, sinks and siphons in drug preparation areas

5

Pseudomonas aeruginosa 105–106/ml (2/5), Pseudomonas putida 105–106/ml (1/5)

Stenotrophomonas maltophilia 105–106/ml (3/5), Enterobacter cloacae 105–106/ml (1/5), coagulase-negative staphylococci 103–104/ml (1/5)

Individual sinks in patient area

12

Pseudomonas aeruginosa 105–106/ml (2/12), Pseudomonas spp. 103–104/ml (1/12)

Klebsiella oxytoca 104–105/ml (1/12), Stenotrophomonas maltophilia 105–106/ml (1/12), coagulase-negative staphylococci 103–104/ml (1/12)

Floors in patient compartment

6

 

Coagulase-negative staphylococci 103–104/ml (3/6)

Respirators

13

 

Coagulase-negative staphylococci 103–104/ml (1/13)

Work desk physicians

2

 

Coagulase-negative staphylococci 103–104/ml (2/2)

Telephones non-personalized

2

 

Coagulase-negative staphylococci 103–104/ml (1/2)

Perfusors

2

  

Rolling trolleys/tables

4

 

Coagulase-negative staphylococci 103–104/ml (2/4)

Fridges pharmacy

2

  

Chair

1