COVID-19 ISOLATION PLUS TEST ON THE 5TH DAY - NEW CDC RECOMMENDATION
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidance on the recommended Covid-19 isolation period, CNN reported.
Now it recommends people that if they have access to a Covid-19 test and want to take it, the best approach is to use a rapid test toward the end of their five-day isolation period.
If an individual has access to a test and wants to test, the best approach is to use an antigen test1 towards the end of the 5-day isolation period. If your test result is positive, you should continue to isolate until day 10. If your test result is negative, you can end isolation, but continue to wear a well-fitting mask around others at home and in public until day 10".
This recommendation concerns Ending isolation for people who tested positive for COVID-19 but had no symptoms.
The agency has faced pressure over the past week to include a testing component in its new shortened isolation period.
The updated recommendations do not advise a test for isolated people, b ...
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