In a study by infectious disease experts in Singapore, researchers announced Covid-19 patients were no longer infectious after 11 days of getting sick even though some may still test positive. It is important to note that this was done on a small sample size and needs more research.
Singapore’s National Centre for Infectious Diseases and the Academy of Medicine responsible for the paper, say that a positive test “does not equate to infectiousness or viable virus,” and that, “The virus “could not be isolated or cultured after day 11 of illness.”
Experts say this may lead to a change in the way Singapore handles the hospitalization of patients. “So far, 13,882, or about 45 percent of the total 31,068 COVID-19 patients in Singapore have been discharged from hospitals and community facilities. Singapore reported 642 new COVID-19 cases as of noon on Saturday.”
We will be keeping an eye on this developing story as it continues. For more information and updates check back to the ABN Blog often.