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Recovery statistics

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DaisyL Fri 20-Mar-20 11:40:44

One thing is puzzling me - in the statistics for the virus it says that 80,000 people worldwide have recovered up from 48,000 a short while ago, but the number of people in the UK who have recovered has remained at 65 for days - how long does it take to recover?

GagaJo Fri 20-Mar-20 13:02:00

The headmaster at my school was ill Sunday and Monday but feels better now. He’s been told to isolate for 7 days from the first symptoms. Which I don’t think is long enough but that’s what the medical authorities have said.

MamaCaz Fri 20-Mar-20 13:12:47

How long dies it take to recover, you asked?

I can't be sure, but below is a paragraph relating to case studies on one of the affected cruise ships might give an indication. It refers to a 35 year old crew member.

... On day 9, RT-PCR again was positive for SARS-CoV-2. Her symptoms continued to diminish, and by day 10 she had discontinued all medications. RT-PCR results were positive on days 13 and 15, negative on day 19, positive again on day 20, and negative again on days 22 and 23, meeting the criteria for discharge, 2 consecutive negative assays.

She had it mildly, but it was three weeks before she tested clear for two consecutive days!

MamaCaz Fri 20-Mar-20 13:24:18

And the same article says that over half of those on the ship who tested positive showed no symptoms. If that is true of the general population, that is an awful lot of people walking around thinking they are well but potentially infecting others!

DaisyL Sat 21-Mar-20 10:36:07

MamaCaz| Thank you so much for that article - it makes things much clearer. I keep hearing about people who say they have had it (friends and friends of friends) but as far as I know they haven't been tested, so they may not have had or may still have it with no symptoms and a blithely going around infecting an unsuspecting public!

GagaJo Sat 21-Mar-20 10:37:54

I don't know about all of you, but I would gladly PAY to either have the test to see if I had it (IF I had symptoms) or to have the blood test to see if I'm immune and have had a mild version.

EllanVannin Sat 21-Mar-20 10:42:04

Gagajo me too. It doesn't cost much for an antibodies test but nobody seems willing to come forward to offer it.

EllanVannin Sat 21-Mar-20 10:43:34

Whether an attack of this virus renders you immune, I don't know.