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Casual contact day 6 rtk test accuracy, with some symtoms

Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli

Last Updated: May 30, 2021 11:47 AM
Anonymous 54 days

Hi

I’m being flagged as casual contact in my sejahtera. I haven’t been exposed to anyone that’s positive case. All I I was buy food and eat alone and visit suppliers for collection of goods. Mostly touch and go, never stayed to mingle with anyone except my own family. There is no positive case in my office as well.

On day 5 I developed runny nose and headache. Does feel like normal flu to me as I experienced some discomfort on my adenoids and phlegm in that area. Mild lethargic, no fever, no shortness of breath, spo2 range from 94 to 98 depending if I’m in door or outdoor, no cough except when phlegm drops to my throat it irritates and cough a little. I do feel the phlegm are dripping down into my throat as we speak, mostly what I feel is behind my nose that area seems to be inflamed. This is my 2nd time casual contact.

Day 6 I went for rtk test just in case, result is negative. Day 7 today I went for pcr test just to re confirm. Result only available tomorrow.

What else I should be doing at the moment ?

Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli 54 days
General Practitioner

Greetings! Thank you for your questions.

For your information, as a casual contact, you are considered to be at low risk of contracting COVID-19. You are unlikely to get infected just from having been in the same place with patient with COVID-19. You are a casual contact if you have been within only two meters of someone with COVID-19 for less than 15 minutes.

Recent studies revealed that between 5% – 80% of the COVID-19 cases may be asymptomatic, which means they exhibit no signs and symptoms of the same. This group of people, therefore, tends to spread COVID-19 without really knowing it. That’s why it is important to monitor any symptoms within 10 days or during quarantine. Although at this moment, it is not compulsory for a casual contact to do swab test in Malaysia, you must get tested as soon as possible if you develop any symptoms. Symptoms to look out for include:

  • fever (37.5°C or higher) or history of fever (night sweats, chills)
  • cough
  • shortness of breath (difficulty breathing).
  • runny nose
  • loss of taste
  • loss of smell
  • sore throat

In need of a second opinion? Our pulmonologist are here to help.

You may also click on this link to directly request a COVID-19 screening test. Or contact the Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC). Other than that, do practice good hand hygiene and wear your face mask in public.

CPRC contact:
0388810200
+60178429454
cprc@moh.gov.my

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Last Updated: Sun May 30 2021 11:47:08 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)
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