What to do if someone in your family tests positive for COVID-19
If someone in your family tests positive for COVID-19, contact a doctor for medical advice. Your local health authorities will be able to give you accurate details about hospitalisation and/or home isolation
April 27, 2021 / 09:17 AM IST
The second wave of COVID-19 cases has battered India’s healthcare system hard as scores of people struggle to secure hospital beds, oxygen cylinders and medicines such as Remdesivir and Tocilizumab (Image: Reuters)
India is reporting a record number of daily COVID-19 cases amid the second wave, with the overall case tally reaching 1.73 crore.
The wave of infections has battered India’s healthcare system hard as scores of people struggle to secure hospital beds, oxygen cylinders and medicines such as Remdesivir and Tocilizumab.
Read: In-Depth | How India buckled under the deadly COVID-19 second wave
Here is what you can do if someone in your family tests positive for COVID-19:
> It is important to contact a doctor for medical advice. Contact local health authorities for correct details of hospitalisation and/or home isolation.
> Home isolation: If possible, separate the person who is sick from other people in your home.
> Others in the household should stay separated from the person who has been infected. It is essential to wear a mask if others need to be around the patient.
> The person who is sick should stay in a separate room and away from other individuals and pets, use a separate bathroom if possible and wear a mask around others.
> The person who is sick should cover their mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It is important to dispose the used tissues in a lined trash can. Keep washing your hands often.
> The person who is infected should not prepare, serve or assist in preparing or serving food to others.
> Health of the person who is sick and that of others in the household must be monitored daily. Watch out for fever, cough, shortness of breath or other COVID-19 symptoms among other members of the household.
Source: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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