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    What is the recovery time for coronavirus diseases?


     

    What is the recovery time for coronavirus diseases?

    As we already know, the symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19) are similar to those of the regular flu. The average recovery time is also almost the same, but there are some deviations. Generally, the recovery time for Coronavirus depends on the course of the disease itself. It depends on the age and health condition of the patient. Sometimes accompanying chronic diseases may complicate the picture. But Coronavirus has characteristics that distinguish it. A patient may remain contagious for several days after the symptoms have disappeared.

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    The Average Course

    The average recovery time for COVID-19 is 18 days. This means that 50% of patients are considered to be healthy 18 days after being diagnosed with the disease.  

    There are three necessary conditions than have to be observed:

    Nr.1 Patients must have two negative tests in a row.

    Nr.2 At least seven days have passed after the first symptoms have appeared.

    Nr.3 At least 48 hours have passed after the last symptoms have disappeared.

    All in all, three tests need to be done to claim that the patient has fully recovered. The first one – positive – starts the countdown of the course of the disease.

    It is essential to observe the quarantine period for a specified period. Even if the symptoms have disappeared, the patient may be a virus carrier. The research shows that in 95%, a person is highly contagious for seven days after diagnosed with COVID-19. After 20 days, the possibility of remaining a virus carrier is 21%. It means that even after a full recovery, a patient needs to observe social distancing and other precocious measures. 

    Young Children and Asymptomatic Course

    They say that young children cannot fall ill with COVID-19. It is not true. Children`s` lungs are usually in good condition, and the immune system is not worn out. That is why the course of COVID-19 for them is generally very easy. The same is true for some grown-ups. That is why it is much harder to determine a recovery time in this case. If a person diagnosed with COVID-19, and the course of the disease is asymptomatic. The test that is supposed to confirm recovery is made seven days after the first one.

    Possible Complications

    Patients that have to go through a severe form of the disease might have to face the consequences for many years after recovery. Severe lung damage is the most common complication. In some cases, COVID-19 causes remarkable chronic heart conditions. In rare cases, when patients show epileptic symptoms, the virus might influence brain cells. The consequence of disease for those patients is still unpredictable.

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