Why am I still testing positive for COVID after 10 days?

When is a positive COVID person contagious

Researchers estimate that people who get infected with the coronavirus can spread it to others 2 to 3 days before symptoms start and are most contagious 1 to 2 days before they feel sick.

Can you test positive to COVID after recovering

Sometimes, people can get a positive COVID-19 test result even though they no longer have COVID-19. This is because people with COVID-19 have infected cells in their body that release the virus into the environment through breathing, sneezing or coughing, or through their faeces and urine.

Can I still test positive for Covid and not be contagious

Both PCR tests and antigen tests (including home tests) can continue to turn up positive even after someone is no longer considered infectious.

Are you still contagious 10 days after the first day of Covid-19 symptoms

By the 10th day after COVID symptoms begin, most people will no longer be contagious, as long as their symptoms have continued to improve and their fever has resolved. People who test positive for the virus but never develop symptoms over the following 10 days after testing are also probably no longer contagious.

Can you still test positive for COVID and not be contagious

Both PCR tests and antigen tests (including home tests) can continue to turn up positive even after someone is no longer considered infectious.

Why do I keep testing positive

Positive COVID-19 Test: A Sign of Viral Shedding

Viral shedding is the release of a virus as it multiplies inside your body. If you are shedding virus, it means you can pass it on and infect other people. Testing positive for COVID-19 is an indication of viral shedding.

Am I still contagious after 7 days of COVID

Everyone's immune response is different, and we can spread the virus for different amounts of time. Masking on days 6-10 helps reduce the risk that we will get others sick after recovering from COVID-19. Most people are no longer infectious after day 10.

Am I still contagious after 10 days if I have a cough

Even if mild symptoms remain, you are likely not contagious after 10 days. However, if you have a weakened immune system or severe illness (requiring hospitalization, intensive care or even intubation), you can be contagious for up to three weeks or more.

Can I still test positive for COVID and not be contagious

Both PCR tests and antigen tests (including home tests) can continue to turn up positive even after someone is no longer considered infectious.

How long does positive COVID last

Most people feel better within a few days or weeks of their first COVID-19 symptoms and make a full recovery within 12 weeks. For some people, it can be a more serious illness and their symptoms can last longer.

Are you still contagious 10 days after the first day of COVID-19 symptoms

By the 10th day after COVID symptoms begin, most people will no longer be contagious, as long as their symptoms have continued to improve and their fever has resolved. People who test positive for the virus but never develop symptoms over the following 10 days after testing are also probably no longer contagious.