Up to date, expert answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ) about oxygen supply systems, respiratory care and pulse oximetry written by OCC & collaborators.
Do people need to get tested for COVID-19 if they have only mild symptoms?
Yes! Some of the newer SARS-CoV-2 variants are milder in their initial presentation than earlier variants, especially in vaccinated patients. High-risk patients can start with mild symptoms and then progress to severe illness later – so high-risk patients with any symptoms in the first 5 days should remain a high priority for testing. Testing for COVID-19 will identify positive cases, streamline opportunities to provide care for these patients, and effectively guide isolation and quarantine measures to prevent disease transmission. The more we test, the more we know and the more we can protect our patients and communities.
-By EPiC FHI360