A friend in Cairo and her spouse were both diagnosed positive and instructed to self-isolate, which they did willingly enough, as they were tested because of feeling unwell. They were re-tested at the end of the statutory fortnight. He has been given the all clear but she has been told that because she has ‘low viral load’ she must isolate for an additonal week and again be tested.
Trustingly, she asked me what, exactly, ‘low viral load’ means, implying that she’s concerned about this and , frankly, just a tad scared. I’ve tried researching this and had no joy. Asking for a friend: what does ‘low viral load’ mean in the context of COVID-19?