Covid-19: Asymptomatic patients after 3 days are now removed from 'active list'

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Kollam: A Covid-19 patient, who is asymptomatic for three days, will be removed from the 'active list'. However, they will have to continue in quarantine for seven more days without fail. The District Medical Officers have started implementing the new directive given by the health department at the high-level meeting. The DMOs orally instructed primary health centres to delete names from the active list based on this rule.

With the implementation of this, the number of active Covid cases in the state has come down. There is a decrease of around 1.20 lakh cases across the state in a week. There were 3,01,654 active cases on February 7, and it went down to 1,81,993 on February 12.

The Department of Health has recommended that all symptomatic patients over the age of 60 be transferred to hospitals. People with diabetes, high blood pressure and kidney disease should also be hospitalised. Patients on steroid medications, chemotherapy, organ transplants, and dialysis should be hospitalised regardless of age. More than 80 per cent of the Covid deaths now are reported among elders and patients with comorbidities.

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