GUIDELINES FOR CASE-FINDING, DIAGNOSIS, MANAGEMENT AND PUBLIC HEALTH RESPONSE
The Aug 2020 guidelines are in process of being updated and will be available momentarily.
The existing case definition for SARS-CoV-2 is reviewed on a continual basis to ensure the definition meets the description presented by circulating variants. Currently a suspected COVID-19 case definition is any person presenting with an acute (≤10 days) respiratory tract infection or other clinical illness compatible with COVID-19, or an asymptomatic person who is a close contact of a confirmed case.
The symptoms include any of the following respiratory symptoms: cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, anosmia (loss of sense of smell) or dysgeusia (alteration of the sense of taste), with or without other symptoms (which may include headache, rhinorrhea, fever, weakness, myalgia, or diarrhoea).