Positive RT-PCR tests among discharged COVID-19 patients in Shenzhen, China

Xiujuan Tang, Shi Zhao, Daihai He, Lin Yang, Maggie H. Wang, Yuan Li, Shujiang Mei, Xuan Zou

Research output: Journal article publicationJournal articleAcademic researchpeer-review

10 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Among all 209 discharged coronavirus 2019 patients in Shenzhen China between January 23 and February 21, 2020, there are 9 (4.3%) patients showed RT-PCR positive in throat swabs, 13 (6.2%) patients showed RT-PCR positive in anal swabs, and 22 (10.5%) positive in either type. The time between discharge and positive RT-PCR tests is 4.7 days on average. These numbers shed light on the viral dynamics of COVID-19.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 16 Apr 2020

Keywords

  • age
  • coronavirus disease 2019
  • COVID-19
  • diarrhea
  • discharge
  • RT-PCR

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

Cite this