The COVID-19 virus may be present in GI tract and faecal samples of recovered patients for weeks after respiratory samples are negative, clinicians in China have found. In a study of respiratory and faecal test samples from 74 patients with COVID-19 they found that 41 (55%) had faecal samples that were positive for SARS-CoV-2 RNA. ...
COVID-19 viral shedding may occur for weeks in faeces of ‘recovered’ patients
By Michael Woodhead
26 Mar 2020