New guidelines were set forth on Thursday for treating Covid-19 infected people as quickly as possible, as well as assessing whether a patient will be sent to a hospital or will just undergo home quarantine.
The guidelines were approved on Thursday by the Subcommittee for Resolving the Covid-19 Situation in Bangkok.
Those who will be referred to the hospital for treatment should have the following symptoms:
1. A fever higher than 39 degrees Celsius lasting more than 24 hours.
2. An oxygen saturation value less than 94 percent.
3. Breathing faster than 25 breaths per minute (for adults).
4. Those aged more than 60 years, patients with seven underlying diseases, and women who are 12 weeks pregnant or more.
5. Children with symptoms as described in items 1-2, with difficulty breathing or rapid breathing, drowsiness, and no interest in eating.
If a person is asymptomatic or has mild symptoms, he/she will be asked to go into home isolation. Medical staff will deliver medicines and necessary items within 24 hours.
Source: The Nation
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