The Malaysian researchers’ findings could have an impact on future treatment and discharge policies in hospitals. Currently, patients may only be sent home with a negative corona test.
The study, published by Singapore’s National Centre for Infectious Diseases and the Academy of Medicine, said that a coronavirus victim becomes contagious around two days before they begin developing symptoms.
Patients are then able to transmit the bug for between seven and ten days after they start displaying signs of infection – such as a high temperature and a new and continuous cough.
The paper was based on a study of 73 patents in the city-state.
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