Published time: 08 April 2020
Authors: Jing Yuan, MD, Shanglong Kou, PhD, Yanhua Liang, MS, JianFeng Zeng, MS, Yanchao Pan, PhD, Lei Liu, MD
Keywords: coronavirus, COVID-19, discharged patients, recurrent viral activity, D-dimer level
We report the observation that 14.5% of COVID-19 patients had positive RT-PCR testing again after discharge. We describe correlations between laboratory parameters and treatment duration (r= -0.637; p=0.002) and time to virus recrudescence (r= 0.52; p=0.008) respectively, suggesting the need for additional measures to confirm illness resolution in COVID-19 patients.
PCR Assays Turned Positive in 25 Discharged COVID-19 Patients