- The novel coronavirus disease continues to create negative impact on public health
- It has infected more than 5 million people in the world and has claimed 346 thousand lives
- However, a research in Singapore showed one the greatest developments about the disease
- Infected patients no longer pose a risk of spreading the dreadful virus after 11 days
A recent study in Singapore showed one of the greatest developments concerning the novel coronavirus disease.
KAMI learned that based on the said research, people who tested positive for the virus are no longer infectious after 11 days of getting sick.
They can already be discharged from the hospital after almost 2 weeks since they do not pose a risk of spreading COVID-19 anymore, the study added.
Inquirer.net also shared the claim of Singapore’s infectious diseases experts that the discharge criteria for COVID-19 patients can already be revised.
However, the country’s Ministry of Health (MOH) clarified that it does not want to immediately change the discharge criteria.
It stated that an evaluation will be conducted first, taking into account all the evidence presented by the said research.
“The Ministry of Health will closely study the position statement and evaluate how we can incorporate the latest evidence on the period of infectivity for persons with Covid-19 into our patient clinical management plan,” the MOH quipped.
Express.co.uk reiterated in its recent article that “patients with weakened immune systems” are exempted from getting discharged after 11 days.
It stated for example COVID-19 patients who have cancer and are receiving chemotherapy. “The virus in them may remain viable for a longer period.”
In a previous article by KAMI, skin doctors remind the public to consult experts if they have the so-called “COVID toes.”
COVID-19 is one of the most dangerous diseases in history. It has infected more than 5 million people and it already claimed 346 thousand lives.
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