The Corona-Virus that causes COVID-19 is a Pandemic and contagious disease spreading from person-to-person.
People are considered to be most contagious infectious when they are symptomatic (carrying symptoms of COVID-19). That’s why the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) advised that Corona-virus infected patients must be isolated or quarantined either in the hospital or at home. This isolation and quarantine status of patients must be continued until they are better and no longer poses a risk of infecting others. It is reported that the virus has also been detected in asymptomatic persons.
How long a person is aggressively sick can vary so the decision on when to free a person from isolation or quarantine is made using a test-based or non-test-based strategy in consultation with doctors and health experts. The decision entails considering the particulars of each situation, as well as disease sternness, sickness signs and illness indications, and the results of laboratory testing for that patient.
Learn about that when to release someone from isolation, as well as discharge, hospitalized patients with COVID-19. A person who has been free from isolation or discharged from hospitalization is not considered to cause a risk of infection and disease to others.