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Kerala government has issued revised discharge guidelines for COVID-19 patients, based on the recent analysis of the epidemiology of the patients in the state and considering the guidelines of the World Health Organisation(WHO), and Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

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The discharge policy is revised based on WHO and ICMR guidelines with the following principles: duration of stay in hospital, the first test result negative and symptoms status.

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The asymptomatic patients will be tested on the tenth day of admission and people with first test negative will be discharged with seven days home quarantine.

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In Kerala, COVID-19 tally has reached 4593 with 24 deaths, and 2439 recoveries.