WHO lays down criteria for releasing COVID-19 patients from
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WHO published updated interim guidance on the clinical management of COVID-19 and provided updated recommendations on the criteria for discharging patients from isolation.

Previous recommendation
(published in early January 2020)

• Initial recommendation to confirm clearance of the virus, and thus allow discharge from isolation, required a patient to be clinically recovered and to have two negative RT-PCR results on sequential samples taken at least 24 hours apart.

Updated recommendation
(published on 27 May 2020)

• WHO updated the criteria for discharge from isolation as part of the clinical care pathway of a COVID-19 patient. These criteria apply to all COVID-19 cases regardless of isolation location or disease severity.

• Criteria for discharging patients from isolation without requiring retesting:
~ Symptomatic patients: 10 days after symptom onset, plus at least 3 additional days without symptoms (including without fever and without respiratory symptoms
~ Asymptomatic cases, 10 days after a positive test for SARS-CoV-2

Source: https://www.who.int/news-room/commentaries/detail/criteria-for-releasing-covid-19-patients-from-isolation
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Good information for all of us
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Interesting read ! There is finally a consensus regarding discharge protocols. It is most pleasing to see WHO giving guidance and confidence to release patients without two negative swabs.
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