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NEW YORK – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now says patients who are asymptomatic for SARS-CoV-2 should get tested, walking back its guidance issued last month that said asymptomatic patients did not need to be tested.

In a short update posted on CDC's website on Friday, the center said only that "Due to the significance of asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic transmission, this guidance further reinforces the need to test asymptomatic persons, including close contacts of a person with documented SARS-CoV-2 infection."

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