No negative test is necessary to discharge COVID-infected patients

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the United States maintains its opinion that a negative test is not necessary to discharge people without fever or who have improved in their symptoms, after five days of test positive for coronavirus.

Likewise, they reaffirmed that the use of the mask should be a norm until day 10 of the isolation of the infected person and that places where you cannot wear a mask should be avoided.

“If that test is positive, people should stay home for those additional five days. And if that test is negative, people really need to understand that they should continue to wear their mask for those additional five days after completing a 10-day isolation period, “CDC Director Rochelle Walensky explained this week.

According to the new CDC guidance, people who want to get tested before ending isolation and have access to it, they can perform an antigen test towards the completion period of their isolation.

Figures from the CDC indicate that the omicron variant represents 58.6% of the coronavirus strains circulating in the United States as of December 25.

United states set a world record of nearly a million new coronavirus infections reported Monday, according to an agency tally Reuters, nearly double the country’s peak of 505,109 reached just a week ago, as the highly contagious variant of omicron shows no signs of slowing down.

Official figures show that hospitalizations have increased by 63% after the celebration of the December holidays. The recent CDC registry counts an average of 1,200 deaths per day.

* With the collaboration of José Pernalete, from Miami.

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