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Table 1 Method design and sample characteristics

From: SARS-CoV-2 aerosol generation during respiratory equipment reprocessing

Sample characteristics Number of samples
 Hospital A: near intubated patients 3
 Hospital A: during changing of mechanical ventilation lines 1
 Hospital B: near symptomatic patients with low-flow nasal cannula or without oxygen therapy devices 2
 Hospital A: before decontamination (negative control) 3
 Hospital A: mechanical cleaning 5
 Hospital B: before decontamination (negative control) 3
 Hospital B: manual cleaning 5
 Swabs from respiratory equipment lines of Hospital B 3
 Total of samples 25
  1. Values are presented as numbers
  2. ICU intensive care unit, SPD sterile processing department