Tuesday, August 9

Coronavirus: when does a person sick with covid stop being contagious (whether or not they have symptoms)?

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Many countries around the world are seeing a drastic increase in the number of covid cases, driven by omicron, the new variant of the virus.

But as omicron spreads, it seems to be becoming clear that the symptoms and disease it causes are less severe than those caused by their predecessors.

This means that people who become infected, especially if they are vaccinated, are less likely to be hospitalized or at risk of death.

That is why several countries are reviewing their regulations on the isolation period required for people infected with covid.


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