COVID-19 Patients No Longer Infectious After 11 Days, Study Claims

May 25, 2020 Updated: May 25, 2020

Most COVID-19 patients are no longer infectious 11 days after developing symptoms of the deadly disease, according to a new study by infectious disease experts in Singapore, findings that may affect patient discharge policies.

After examining the “viral load” in 73 COVID-19 patients, experts from Singapore’s National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID) and the Academy of Medicine found that the virus “could not be isolated or cultured after day 11 of illness,” they said in a joint statement (pdf).(See Link for Article)




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