Covid:19: One in 10 people may still be infectious after 10-day isolation, new study suggests

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A new study indicates that the SARS-CoV-2 virus can remain active beyond a 10-day quarantine period and pose a potential risk of transmission to others.

The research published in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases evaluated the association between Covid-19 severity and active viral load, and recorded the dynamics of virus activity in the United Kingdom.

The researchers collected PCR-confirmed Covid-19 positive samples from 176 people and measured disease severity. Viral clearance dynamics were assessed regarding symptom onset and the last Covid-19 positive test.

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