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November 2, 2020

Residual SARS-CoV-2 RNA in Nasal Swabs of Convalescent COVID-19: Is Prolonged Quarantine Always Justified?

Residual SARS-CoV-2 RNA load was not substantially associated with ongoing virus replication in a prospective, multicenter observational study of residual RNA load. Nasal swab samples were collected from patients (n = 387) who clinically recovered from COVID-19. The median quantification cycle (Cq) was 37.0, and overall, 2.3% of RT-PCR positive samples with low or very…