Suspect Case :
A patient with acute respiratory illness (fever and atleast one sign / symptom of respiratory disease (e.g., cough, shortness of breath) AND a history of travel to of residence in a country / area or territory reporting local transmission ( See NCDC website for updated list) of COVID-19 disease during the 14 days prior to symptom onset;
A patient / Health care worker with any acute respiratory illness AND having been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the last 14 days prior to onset of symptoms;
A patient with sever acute respiratory infection ( fever and at least one sign / symptom of respiratory disease (e.g., cough, shortness breath)) AND requiring hospitalization AND with no other etiology that fully explains the clinical presentation;
A case for whom testing for COVID-19 is inconclusive
Laboratory Confirmed Case : A person with laboratory confirmation of COVID-19 infection, irrespective of clinical signs and symptoms.