CECC revises case definition for COVID-19; people in home isolation/quarantine considered as confirmed cases if they test positive with rapid tests and medical personnel confirm their test results

On May 5, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that it has revised the definition of a confirmed case to include the condition that an individual undergoing home isolation, self-initiated epidemic prevention, or home quarantine who tests positive for COVID-19 with an at-home rapid antigen test kit and whose test result is confirmed by medical personnel is counted as a confirmed case, which will be effective from May 12.

The CECC pointed out that during the period of home isolation, self-initiated epidemic prevention, or home quarantine, people in home isolation/quarantine who test positive with at-home rapid antigen tests must not go outside but can use the Eucare App or contact their local health departments to arrange telemedicine or video consultations with doctors who would confirm their positive results, make evaluations, and report cases. Subsequently, local health departments will request that cases receive home care or isolation care at home or a designated location according to the principles for separate admission and treatment of confirmed COVID-19 cases. If a consensus can't be reached or doubts arise with respect to the positive test result between the individual and the evaluating doctor, they can inform the local health department to arrange for a PCR test.

發佈日期 2022/5/5