- Mar 18, 2017
It’s possible to keep someone under investigation even when they test negative for coronavirus.Glad it was likely food borne as the recovery is pretty straight forward. Odd tho because salmonella would've shown on a test (if they tested for it)
If they tested and he was negative, it would make it hard to still label it Covid.
Here is the criteria for a patient under investigation (pui) someone that will still be isolated as a covid patient even though they have received a negative test.
Pui’s are as much as 5% though. They are not very common because there is no financial incentive for this. It has more to do with other criteria that is relevant to things like infection control.