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Criteria for Releasing COVID-19 Patients from Isolation   [open pdf - 230KB]

From the Background: "On 27 May 2020, WHO [World Health Organization] published updated interim guidance on the clinical management of COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019], and provided updated recommendations on the criteria for discharging patients from isolation. The updated criteria reflect recent findings that patients whose symptoms have resolved may still test positive for the COVID-19 virus (SARS-CoV-2 [severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2]) by RT-PCR [reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction] for many weeks. Despite this positive test result, these patients are not likely to be infectious and therefore are unlikely to be able to transmit the virus to another person. This scientific brief provides the rationale for the changes made to the clinical management of COVID-19 guidance, based on recent scientific evidence. WHO will update these criteria as more information becomes available."

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2020-06-17
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2020 World Health Organization. Posted here with permission. Document is under a Creative Commons license and requires proper attribution and noncommercial use to be shared: [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/igo/]
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World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/
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