Hot Deal Still COVID Positive: After Recovering

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It’s been 2 weeks since I got Covid Positive.
I recovered few days ago, thought I’ll go do test after 14 days.

I got the report today, it’s still showing am COVID Positive.

Anyone else also tested positive after recovering??


So wanted to ask, am I still in risk to transmitting the Virus?

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what do mean by recover?
Some people take more than 14 days to be covid -ve.

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Can you share the CT value of your test report if it was RT-PCR test.

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Ash-D wrote:

Can you share the CT value of your test report if it was RT-PCR test.

CT 31.78
Yes, RT-PCR

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By recovered you imply that you tested negative few days ago?

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B3A5T wrote:

CT 31.78
Yes, RT-PCR

Ok the standard set is 35 (some consider 40) above that one can be considered negative.
So yeah virus is still present in you although can say week.
Better be precautious it’s still contagious.
Btw what was your previous CT value?

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cadence wrote:

By recovered you imply that you tested negative few days ago?

+1

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It is not necessary to perform COVID test after recovery. Person can stay positive for upto 6 weeks without actually having disease.

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Ash-D wrote:

Ok the standard set is 35 (some consider 40) above that one can be considered negative.
So yeah virus is still present in you although can say week.
Better be precautious it’s still contagious.
Btw what was your previous CT value?

I don’t have previous CT value, it was done by Govt. hospital

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cadence wrote:

By recovered you imply that you tested negative few days ago?

No, it’s been more than 14 days and am am feeling like Pre Covid

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tvirus wrote:

It is not necessary to perform COVID test after recovery. Person can stay positive for upto 6 weeks without actually having disease.

That’s what I heard, the hospital said that I might get Positive report even after 20 to 30 days

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B3A5T wrote:

I don’t have previous CT value, it was done by Govt. hospital

Ohh.
Seeing the current situation I will suggest better to give a bit more time and still be precautious.

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B3A5T wrote:

No, it’s been more than 14 days and am am feeling like Pre Covid

It sometimes takes more than two weeks (or even more) to get a negative result. If you’re not having any symptoms then there’s no need to worry. At the same time you need to keep distance from others.

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My parents have recovered but still positive with Ct value 26 and 32. Planning to test again next week.

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No need to repeat RTPCR after recovery of symptoms. One can remain positive on RTPCR for weeks after recovery. So no use.
A person usually no longer is infective to others after 10 days. So if you have spent 14 days in isolation, and you are asymptomatic, no need to bother about the rtpcr. You are no more infective and free to mingle around.

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I lost my sense of smell today! Kindly read the whole text and reply whether it is covid:

On 14th April, my 2 year old baby got fever, took to pediatrician who said it’s viral flu. He always got high fever without any other symptoms.
2 days later, wife got it too. And 3 days after that, I got it.
Symptoms of me and my wife are exactly same:

Fever upto 102 F for initial 2 days then low fever constantly till another 3 days.
Weakness, fatigue, unable to get up from bed.
Bitter mouth on 5th day which remained till 2 days.
Loss of smell on 6th day, can’t even smell perfume!

Although my wife recovered slightly quicker, her sense of smell is back to around 80% today.

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read what inventor of the RTPCR test has to say about it
It cannot test you for any virus

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Arpit_Kumar wrote:

I lost my sense of smell today! Kindly read the whole text and reply whether it is covid:

On 14th April, my 2 year old baby got fever, took to pediatrician who said it’s viral flu. He always got high fever without any other symptoms.
2 days later, wife got it too. And 3 days after that, I got it.
Symptoms of me and my wife are exactly same:

Fever upto 102 F for initial 2 days then low fever constantly till another 3 days.
Weakness, fatigue, unable to get up from bed.
Bitter mouth on 5th day which remained till 2 days.
Loss of smell on 6th day, can’t even smell perfume!

Although my wife recovered slightly quicker, her sense of smell is back to around 80% today.

99% COVID-19
Get tested immediately

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Why you doing the test, take a rest, and let God take the decision.

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Arpit_Kumar wrote:

I lost my sense of smell today! Kindly read the whole text and reply whether it is covid:

On 14th April, my 2 year old baby got fever, took to pediatrician who said it’s viral flu. He always got high fever without any other symptoms.
2 days later, wife got it too. And 3 days after that, I got it.
Symptoms of me and my wife are exactly same:

Fever upto 102 F for initial 2 days then low fever constantly till another 3 days.
Weakness, fatigue, unable to get up from bed.
Bitter mouth on 5th day which remained till 2 days.
Loss of smell on 6th day, can’t even smell perfume!

Although my wife recovered slightly quicker, her sense of smell is back to around 80% today.

Please see this post & contact Mr. Goel –
https://www.desidime.com/discussions/covid-help...

Also, get tested.

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Cody wrote:

Why you doing the test, take a rest, and let God take the decision.

S/He don’t want to spread…
Asking if s/he can ★de-isolate and go out for needs.

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tvirus wrote:

Person can stay positive for upto 6 weeks without actually having disease.

do you mean to say
that the antibodies or whatever other signal (be it some protein or chemical) keep giving the same, similar values in the results‏‏‎‏‏‎ ‏‏‎‏‏‎ ‏‏‎‏‏‎ ‏‏‎‏‏‎ ‏‏‎‏‏‎ ‏‏‎‏‏‎ ‏‏‎‏‏‎ ‏‏‎‏‏‎ ‏‏‎‏‏‎ ‏‏‎‏‏‎ ‏‏‎‏‏‎ ‏‏‎‏‏‎ ‏‏‎‏‏‎ ‏‏‎‏‏‎ ‏‏‎‏‏‎ ‏‏‎‏‏‎ ‏‏‎‏‏‎ ‏‏‎‏‏‎ ‏‏‎‏‏‎ ‏‏‎‏‏‎ ‏‏‎‏‏‎ ‏‏‎‏‏‎ ‏‏‎‏‏‎ ‏‏‎‏‏‎ ‏‏‎‏‏‎ ‏‏‎‏‏‎ ‏‏‎‏‏‎ ‏‏‎‏‏‎ ‏‏‎‏‏‎ ‏‏‎‏‏‎ ‏‏‎‏‏‎ ‏‏‎‏‏‎ ‏‏‎‏‏‎ ‏‏‎‏‏‎ ‏‏‎‏‏‎ ‏‏‎‏‏‎ ‏‏‎‏‏‎ ‏‏‎‏‏‎ ‏‏‎‏‏‎ ‏‏‎‏‏‎ ‏‏‎‏‏‎ ‏‏‎‏‏‎ ‏‏‎‏‏‎ ‏‏‎‏‏‎ ‏‏‎‏‏‎ as that of a person still actively fighting the infection?
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Cody wrote:
God take the decision.

any advice for atheists?


also, does this “…God helps those who help themselves..” dictum hold water?

if it does, then maybe ‘God’ partly left it upon beings, to sort out their

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mas143forever wrote:

No need to repeat RTPCR after recovery of symptoms. One can remain positive on RTPCR for weeks after recovery. So no use.
A person usually no longer is infective to others after 10 days. So if you have spent 14 days in isolation, and you are asymptomatic, no need to bother about the rtpcr. You are no more infective and free to mingle around.

Aren’t there any chances of ct value decreasing after two weeks of recovery?

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rohan8397 wrote:

Aren’t there any chances of ct value decreasing after two weeks of recovery?

There are two types of “CT Values” which is resulting in the confusion of the common people.

1. One is “CT Score”. Refers of the HRCT scan of the chest. Its for the severity of the lung involvement and is given out of 25 ( 5 points each for total 5 lobes of both lungs combined). For eg, it can be 5/25 or 10/25 or 18/25. The more the score, the more severe involvement of the lung, the more severity of the disease.
below 8 = mild involvement of lung
8-15= moderate
more than 15 = severe

2. The 2nd one is the “Ct value” in the RTPCR report. It is cycle threshold, meaning how many cycles are required for the PCR machine to make the virus detectable. So, lower the Ct value, the higher is the virus load in the body (as less cycles are required to make virus detectable).
below 24 = high viral load in body
24-35 = moderate viral load
more than 35 = less viral load.

So, after around two weeks of symptoms, the patient should start recovering, both clinically and the above parameters as well. So, if the patient has recovered, with passing time, CT Score of HRCT should decrease, and the Ct value in RTPCR should increase.

But as I said, if the patient has recovered, no symptoms are there, no breathing problems, oxygen saturation is good, no fever no cough, then all this means the patient is recovering well. And like I said, the RTPCR will take some time to return negative. Further, with so much panic and load on the health infrastructure right now, I would suggest not to go for further RTPCR and HRCT unnecessarily if a person has recovered and everything is alright.

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Cody wrote:

Why you doing the test, take a rest, and let God take the decision.

Covid is mild disease, don’t panic: AIIMS chief

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mas143forever wrote:

There are two types of “CT Values” which is resulting in the confusion of the common people.

1. One is “CT Score”. Refers of the HRCT scan of the chest. Its for the severity of the lung involvement and is given out of 25 ( 5 points each for total 5 lobes of both lungs combined). For eg, it can be 5/25 or 10/25 or 18/25. The more the score, the more severe involvement of the lung, the more severity of the disease.
below 8 = mild involvement of lung
8-15= moderate
more than 15 = severe

2. The 2nd one is the “Ct value” in the RTPCR report. It is cycle threshold, meaning how many cycles are required for the PCR machine to make the virus detectable. So, lower the Ct value, the higher is the virus load in the body (as less cycles are required to make virus detectable).
below 24 = high viral load in body
24-35 = moderate viral load
more than 35 = less viral load.

So, after around two weeks of symptoms, the patient should start recovering, both clinically and the above parameters as well. So, if the patient has recovered, with passing time, CT Score of HRCT should decrease, and the Ct value in RTPCR should increase.

But as I said, if the patient has recovered, no symptoms are there, no breathing problems, oxygen saturation is good, no fever no cough, then all this means the patient is recovering well. And like I said, the RTPCR will take some time to return negative. Further, with so much panic and load on the health infrastructure right now, I would suggest not to go for further RTPCR and HRCT unnecessarily if a person has recovered and everything is alright.

I meant to say that can the virus attack once again after recovery as the virus is still showing presence in RT PCR test?

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rohan8397 wrote:

I meant to say that can the virus attack once again after recovery as the virus is still showing presence in RT PCR test?

Usually not. The recovery itself means the immune system has taken over nicely, and the virus in the body has been contained.

But reinfection after 2,3 months is possible, as has been seen. A lot of the healthcare staff have been infected twice now.

The mutant strains are causing the real mayhem right now. And the situation is pretty bad.

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omsai wrote:

99% COVID-19
Get tested immediately

Sorry forgot to mention. Got tested 4 days back at a private lab (don’t trust govt fake labs).

Both me and wife covid negative!

That’s the reason I asked you guys that how is that possible.

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mithhilparekh wrote:

any advice for atheists?


also, does this “…God helps those who help themselves..” dictum hold water?

if it does, then maybe ‘God’ partly left it upon beings, to sort out their

This is applicable in this matter as there is no treatment for this, you just need to take care of yourself and recover.

If I am mistaken is there any treatment for this?? Other than getting tested and knowing whether you are positive or negative?

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