Mass COVID-19 testing of asymptomatic health-care workers in a tertiary hospital during an outbreak in another hospital in Singapore: an effective strategy?

Mass COVID-19 testing of asymptomatic health-care workers

Authors

  • William T Wang Department of Medicine, National University Hospital, Singapore
  • Hwang Ching Chan Department of Medicine, National University Hospital, Singapore
  • Jyoti Somani Department of Medicine, National University Hospital, Singapore
  • See Ming Lim Department of Medicine, National University Hospital, Singapore

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5365/wpsar.2022.13.4.951

Keywords:

COVID-19 testing, healthcare workers, tertiary hospital, Singapore

Abstract

In response to a COVID-19 outbreak within a hospital in Singapore, a single mass swab exercise was conducted at another tertiary hospital to detect possible inter-hospital transmission. The exercise yielded no positive results, demonstrating non-targeted mass testing as an impractical strategy to track inter-hospital transmission.

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Published

23-11-2022

How to Cite

Wang, W. T., Chan, H. C., Somani, J., & Lim, S. M. (2022). Mass COVID-19 testing of asymptomatic health-care workers in a tertiary hospital during an outbreak in another hospital in Singapore: an effective strategy? Mass COVID-19 testing of asymptomatic health-care workers. Western Pacific Surveillance and Response, 13(4), 3. https://doi.org/10.5365/wpsar.2022.13.4.951

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COVID-19: Brief Report

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