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This case report highlights the diagnostic limitations of nasopharyngeal swabs in diagnosing COVID-19. This patient had a positive travel history, typical symptoms (fever, dry cough, dyspnea) and two negative nasopharyngeal swabs (NPS). He deteriorated clinically and required intubation. After intubation, bronchoalveolar lavage was used to sample the lower respiratory tract, which confirmed the diagnosis of COVID-19. This case demonstrates the diagnostic limitation of relying solely ondoi:10.22374/cjgim.v15i2.449 fatcat:j7zdwudx7zgphpxvcg63kcmka4