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Guidance: COVID-19: investigation and initial clinical management of possible cases

Public Health England

February 25
13:59 2020

COVID-19: flow chart for management of suspected cases

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COVID-19: minimum data set form

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These documents provide information for investigation of possible cases of COVID-19.

Further information and recently published documents are provided in the COVID-19 collection.

Novel coronavirus was previously referred to as Wuhan novel coronavirus.

There may be further information specific to each country in the United Kingdom, as this guidance was written by Public Health England primarily for an English health professional audience. To see if country specific information is available, please refer to Health Protection Scotland, Public Health Wales, or Public Health Agency in Northern Ireland.

Published 10 January 2020
Last updated 25 February 2020 +show all updates
  1. Updated specified countries and areas.

  2. Clarification of epidemiological criteria, and sampling and testing.

  3. Updated with new guidance on 'results of testing'.

  4. Updated flow chart.

  5. Updated flowchart.

  6. Updated flowchart for management of suspected cases.

  7. Addition to case definition.

  8. In addition to China, specified countries are Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand. Flowchart also updated.

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