New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, issued revised guidelines for home isolation of COVID-19 patients. The revised guidelines are applicable to COVID-19 patients who have been medically evaluated and assigned as mild or asymptomatic cases. As per the new guidelines, patients under home isolation will be discharged and the isolation will end after at least 7 days of testing positive and no fever for three consecutive days. The guidelines state that there is no need for re-testing after the period of home isolation is over. ( omicron guidelines )
Patients under home isolation will stand discharged & end isolation after at least 7 days have passed from testing positive & no fever for 3 successive days. There is no need for re-testing after the home isolation period is over: Union Health Ministry pic.twitter.com/ZjIj5zDp2B
— ANI (@ANI) January 5, 2022
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when to seek medical help
The Health Ministry has said that the patient should seek immediate medical attention if he develops severe signs or symptoms. This includes:
Unresolved high-grade fever (greater than 100 degrees Fahrenheit for more than 3 days).
Difficulty in breathing
Plunge in oxygen saturation (SpO2 at 93% of room air at least 3 readings within 1 hour) or respiratory rate >24/min.
Persistent chest pain/pressure.
Mental confusion or inability to be aroused.
Corona cases in the country (omicron guidlines)
Corona cases are increasing again in the country. The cases of the new virus Omicron are increasing in the country. The maximum number of cases are being found in Delhi and Maharashtra. In view of the increasing cases of corona, this is being said to be the third wave of possible corona. In view of the increasing number of corona patients, the state governments have imposed restrictions in their respective areas. Corona restrictions have been imposed in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka. In view of the increasing cases of Kovid-19, schools are being locked down again. Corona has once again become a disaster in the form of a third wave. ( omicron guidelines )