Published time: 09 April 2020
Authors: Guanjian Li, Weiran Li, Xiaojin He, Yunxia Cao
Keywords: Coronavirus, SARS-COV-2, COVID-19
With interest, we read the study by Sarah et al. who reported the first mildly Ill, non- hospitalized case of COVID-19 in the United States. The authors conducted rigorous public health surveys, contact tracking and serial SARSCoV-2 testing. In their research, despite specimens testing positive 18 days after diagnosis, no SARS-CoV-2 transmission occurred among 10 high-risk contacts of this patient, including 1 intimate contact. This study provided important insights for the spread of COVID-19. However, they promoted the possibility that mild cases can be released from isolation based on symptom resolution.
Asymptomatic and Presymptomatic Infectors; Hidden Sources of COVID-19 Disease