Australia: “non-infectious chronic shedder” tests positive after discharge from coronavirus quarantine hotel

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Australian health authorities are contacting scores of people in Western Australia after a man tested positive to COVID-19 after being released from the state’s quarantine hotels. Western Australia Chief Health Officer Dr Andrew Robertson said “We often get people who are chronic shedders, but the test result was more moderately positive than we would anticipate. So, as a precaution, we have put him back into one of the quarantine hotels and have taken further tests.”

“His test today was weaker which is more in line with what we would expect with somebody who was a chronic shedder and we believe that he is a non-infectious chronic shedder”.

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** This post was originally published on June 6, 2021 **