MoH reduces hospital stay for F0 and isolation time for F1 and immigrants to 14 days

July 15, 2021 | 15:35
The Ministry of Health has decided to reduce the time of treatment and isolation for asymptomatic COVID-19 patients, and the isolation time for F1 and immigrants to 14 days.
MoH reduces hospital stay for F0 and isolation time for F1 and immigrants to 14 days
Patients develop symptoms within 7-10 days of testing positive for COVID-19

Based on the evolution of virus load and clinical developments, the Ministry of Health (MoH) decided to reduce the time of treatment and isolation for asymptomatic COVID-19 patients.

For asymptomatic cases of COVID-19 being treated at medical facilities, RT-PCR testing will be performed on the ninth and 10th day.

If the tests are negative, or positive two consecutive times with a low virus load (CT value at least 30), the patients will be discharged from the hospital and will not have to be isolated as they cannot transmit the virus. However, these cases are still subject to medical observation and supervision at the place of residence for 14 days.

For positive cases of SARS-CoV-2 detected in the community, if the CT value is >=30, the cases will be transferred to a medical facility and take the second test sample after 24 hours. If the second test result is negative or positive but the CT value is >=30, the patient is discharged from the hospital and undergoes medical monitoring and supervision at home.

Moreover, the MoH has also reviewed more than 400 cases of re-positive after being discharged from the hospital but has not recorded any cases of community transmission. Therefore, the Ministry of Health recommends that if localities detect re-positive cases in the community, they do not have to take measures to isolate.

These cases need to continue medical monitoring, if symptoms appear, they have to contact medical facilities for care and monitoring immediately.

Regarding F1s and immigrants who undergo concentrated isolation or isolation at home, the isolation time is also reduced to 14 days.

By Thanh Van

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