Researchers have made the startling discovering that a form of the coronavirus can linger around for more than two weeks.

Traces of new coronavirus were found on the Diamond Princess cruise ship on surfaces in cabins where people who were infected with the virus had stayed, for up to 17 days after they had left, according to a study released Monday.
The passengers of the Cruise-Ship had shown symptoms or were asymptomatic, researchers of the CDC study said. It was not possible to determine whether the new traces caused any infections, Bloomberg reports.
The exact age and condition of that patient are not known, but younger patients who are able to access respirators have a much greater chance of survival.