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

  • Temperature
  • 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%)

Call your nearest CAC or Hospital to seek for medical help if you have the following;

  • 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

Disclaimer. TELEME blog posts contains general information about health conditions and treatments. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. The information is not advice and should not be treated as such. 

If you think you may be suffering from any medical condition, you should seek immediate medical attention from your doctor or other professional healthcare providers. You should never delay seeking medical advice, disregard medical advice, or discontinue medical treatment because of information on this website.

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