2 years

PCR still low even after 7 days quarantine period

My parents both tested positive on last Wednesday and Sunday, Since my dad have finish his quarantine period of 7 days as per KKM. On the 6th day he did a PCR test to check on his CT Value and its still at 22. Will it be safe for him to release from quarantine or continue on his quarantine period and do PCR maybe a week later? Thanks

Dr Ramzdhan,

2 years

Hello and good afternoon.

Thank you for your question.

Based on your question, I understand that you are worried about your situation. I will try to help you.

The infectivity of COVID-19 has been shown to be very low after 7 days of the quarantine period.You are also not advised to get a PCR test shortly after you are finished with your quarantine as the likelihood of the result being positive will be high.This is because the fragments of the viruses still will be there in your body.Regarding the low CT value and possibility of needing to extend the quarantine period,please refer to your local health authorities for confirmation.

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