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COVID-19 traige scale

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans. In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The most recently discovered coronavirus causes coronavirus disease COVID-19.

Emergency Healthcare Triage Covid 19 Triage Scale

This EHC 19 triage scale can be used in Emergency Department Triage as well as individual own-self triage for healthcare services.

After adding and calculating all the symptoms along with scores, the cases presenting to health services can be stratified like below:

0-15.5 Least Likely
15.6-19.3 Less Likely
19.4-24.5 Likely-Travel History
24.6-31.3 Throat/Nasal Swab


Prepared By:
Dr. Ramesh Kumar Maharjan, MD DM EM, Emergency Physician and Dr Rashmisha Maharjan, MBBS