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I have COVID-19: how many days should I isolate myself so as not to spread it?

if you just gave positive to covid-19 It is important that you know, depending on how the disease affects you, how many days should you stay in isolation to prevent the spread of the virus at home, your work or in your immediate environment.

Sandra López Neon, a doctor with a doctorate in epidemiology and genetics, recalls that in all cases, during the first 10 days you can infect other people with the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

What’s more, day 0 is the date the sample was collected for the positive test result and the day 1 is the first full day after you confirmed the result.

In this context, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated their latest recommendations on quarantine in a covid patient:

  • mild COVID: 5 days from the first symptom and 24 hours have passed without fever (without taking medication). Wear a well-fitting mask for another 5 days at home and in public.
  • asymptomatic COVID: 5 days from the test that gave you a positive result. Wear a well-fitting face mask for another 5 days at home and in public. If you start with symptoms: 5 days from the first symptom and 24 hours have passed without fever (without taking medication). Wear a mask for another 5 days at home and in public.
  • moderate COVID: 10 days from the first symptom and 24 hours have passed without fever (without taking medication).

What is considered mild and moderate COVID?

It should be noted that a mild COVID is similar to the flu and shows symptoms such as: fever, cough. while a Moderate COVID: is the one that causes breathing problems and lowers oxygenation.

  • Severe COVID (the one that requires hospitalization): 10 to 20 days from the first symptom and 24 hours have passed without fever (without taking medication). Consultation with a physician is suggested to determine when to lift the insulation.
  • COVID in immunocompromised patients: 20 days or more from the first symptom. When the test comes out negative. The positive result could come out for months later without them continuing to be contagious), so it is recommended to consult an infectologist to determine when it is time.

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CDC experts also mention that loss of taste and smell may persist for weeks or months after recovery and you do not need to delay the end of insulation.

Do I have to do a molecular test or PCR to know if I am no longer contagious?

No. López Neon indicates that the PCR test can be positive for 3 months, even if you are no longer contagious. In that sense, he advises doing an antigen test, which should be negative.

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