Can patients with suspected and confirmed COVID-19 infection be cohorted in the same room?

Ideally, suspected and confirmed 2019-nCoV acure respiratory disease patients should be isolated in single rooms. However, when this is not feasible (e.g., limited number of single rooms), cohorting is an acceptable option.

Some patients with suspected 2019-nCoV infection may actually have other respiratory illnesses, hence they must be cohorted separately from patients with confirmed COVID-19 infection. A minimum of 1-meter distance between beds should be maintained at all times.

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