Impact of Weekly Asymptomatic Testing for SARS-CoV-2 Virus in Inpatients at an Academic Hospital

Leigh Smith, Sara Pau, Susan Fallon, Sara E. Cosgrove, Melanie S. Curless, Valeria Fabre, Sara M. Karaba, Lisa L. Maragakis, Aaron M. Milstone, Anna C. Sick-Samuels, Polly Trexler, Clare Rock

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Abstract

We analyzed the impact of a 7-day recurring asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 testing protocol for all patients hospitalized at a large academic center. Forty new cases were identified with 1/3 occurring after 14 days of hospitalization. Recurring testing can identify unrecognized infections especially during periods of elevated community transmission.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalInfection control and hospital epidemiology
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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