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Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2): Discharge Criteria for Confirmed COVID-19 Cases - When is it Safe to Discharge COVID-19 Cases from the Hospital or End Home Isolation?   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Document: "This document has been produced upon request of an EU/EEA [European Union/European Economic Area]Member State. It suggests criteria to be considered when deciding whether a confirmed COVID-19 case can be safely (i.e. without being infectious) discharged from hospital or released from home isolation. To address this request, the following working questions were developed: [1] What is the duration of SARS-CoV-2 virus [severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus] shedding in bodily fluids of symptomatic patients after remission of symptoms? [2] What is the duration of SARS-CoV-2 virus shedding in bodily fluids of asymptomatic patients? [3] Which tests are available to document the lack of infectivity in a previously diagnosed infection? [4] What is the longest documented transmission from an asymptomatic person?"

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2020-03-10?
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European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
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European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control: https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/
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