Kerala revises discharge guidelines of COVID-19 patients: People with first test negative to be discharged for home quarantine

The Kerala government has issued revised discharge guidelines for coronavirus patients, taking into consideration of analysis of the epidemiology of the patients in Kerala, guidelines of the World Health Organisation and Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

The asymptomatic patients will be tested on the tenth day of admission and people with first test negative will be discharged with seven days home quarantine.

The discharge policy is revised based on WHO and ICMR guidelines with the following principles: Duration of stay in the hospital, the first test result negative and symptoms status.