Brief19: New Data Gives Insight On How Long Patients Can Spread Coronavirus

Brief19: New Data Gives Insight On How Long Patients Can Spread Coronavirus. “Precisely how long patients infected with SARS-CoV-2 are contagious has been the focus of intense debate and scrutiny, with implications on how long isolation periods should last. One problem has been that people who contract the virus may generate positive tests via PCR nasal swab for weeks on end. At some points, patients test positive via PCR, but are no longer contagious.”

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