Many Hongkongers have already been used to using rapid test kits to monitor their infection status. What do you know about the steps after testing positive? What should you do while waiting for admission to isolation facilities after testing positive from testing centres? Check out all the things you need to know for these scenarios in this article.
Testing Positive with Rapid Test - Declaration Method and Isolation Arrangement
If your result with rapid antigen test is positive, please remain calm and report via the online platform “Declaration System for individuals tested positive for COVID-19 using Rapid Antigen Test”, or call 1836119 if you cannot log on. You might not consider being transferred to the Accident and Emergency Department if you have developed no or mild symptoms.
After successful submission, you will receive an SMS message in the following 24 hours. Please follow the link to upload supporting documents and download Isolation/Quarantine Orders. Please be reminded to complete the document upload and download within 24 hours after you have received the SMS message. You will not be able to log in again when the 24 hour period is lapsed. Please fill in the information carefully and review before submission. Any subsequent submission will not be handled.
Tested Positive/Preliminary Positive by PCR Test
People with positive or preliminary positive COVID-19 nucleic acid test results will receive an SMS notification about the result, together with a request to fill in an electronic form (https://www.chp.gov.hk/cdpi) to submit information, including those on family members living in the same household. This is to facilitate the work of the Centre for Health Protection such as epidemiological investigation and arrangement of hospital admission, isolation and quarantine. People who receive the relevant SMS should check the personal information and information on testing in the SMS carefully and fill in the electronic form as soon as possible to provide accurate and complete information.
If Infected Persons Develop Symptoms While Waiting For Admission
|Mild Symptoms||Severe Symptoms|
|e.g. fever, cough, sore throat especially for those aged 70 or above, children aged 5 or below, pregnant woman at 28 or more weeks gestation, or in an immunosuppressive state||e.g. persistent fever (>38.5°C) or hypothermia (≤35°C), convulsions, shortness of breath, loss of mobility or inability to stay awake, etc|
|You can contact the Hospital Authority hotline at 1836 115 for medical information and infection control advice (operate daily from 8am to 10pm), or use point-to-point transport / designated taxis to the below designated clinics for appropriate treatment||Go to an Accident and Emergency (A&E) facility directly|
What You Should Know While Waiting For Admission
Infected persons with no or mild symptoms should stay calm while waiting for transfer to isolation facilities, observe your body condition and maintain personal and household hygiene.
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