Helpful tips when you have tested Covid POSITIVE
According to the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) the incubation period for COVID-19 is thought to be 14 days with 97.5% of people with COVID-19 who develop symptoms will do so within 11.5 days of the infection. Most people (more than 80%) will have no or only MILD symptoms such as fever, chills, sore throat, tiredness, body aches and loss of smell which is considered to Category 1 and 2a.
People with Category 1 & 2 Covid infection may be allowed to stay at home and self monitor themselves by following these instructions as recommended by MOH.
- Stay home for the number of days recommended according to your vaccination and symptoms status. Refer to the Table below.
- Confine yourself in your bedroom (ideally with an attached bathroom or have access to a bathroom which only you will use)
- Stay in touch with your family members or caregivers using your phone
- Try to stay cheerful and keep your mind and body active
- You should wash your hands frequently and wear your mask
- Your caregivers should place your meals in front of your bedroom door and after eating, leave the plates and cups outside the door to be collected
- Your caregivers MUST use gloves and apron when handling your utensils or clothes
- Do NOT be in physical contact with your other family members
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Check the follow symptoms and signs every day
- Symptoms of difficulty breathing
It can be useful if are also able measure your pulse rate and oxygen levels
- Pulse rate (normally 65-75 beats per minute)
- Oximeter (normally 98-99%)
- Breathing difficulty
- Feeling weak or unable to walk
- Your pulse rate has increased significantly above your normal levels
- Your oxygen level dropped significantly below your normal levels
Consult a doctor if your symptoms worsen
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