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As per the guidelines provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare,2 asymptomatic and mild cases of COVID require home-isolation.
You are considered asymptomatic if you have been laboratory reported to be free of signs and to have an oxygen saturation level of more than 94% in room air.
You are considered to have a mild case if you have upper respiratory tract symptoms (and/or fever) without shortness of breath and an oxygen saturation level of greater than 94% in room air.
You need to consult a doctor, if:
- You are above the age of 60 years
- You have co-morbid conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, chronic lung/liver/kidney disease, and cerebro-vascular disease, among others. You can be permitted home isolation only after a thorough
examination by the prescribing medical officer.You have compromised immune systems (HIV, transplant patients, cancer treatment, etc.). You can be permitted home isolation only after a thorough review by the prescribing medical officer.
- You feel breathlessness or chest congestion.
- Your fever lasts more than 5 days. Any temperature more than 100.4 degree F is considered to be fever.
- Your oxygen saturation falls below 95%.
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