At least 15 people, who were confirmed to have been infected by COVID-19 in the United States, have fully recovered.
So far, six people from California, one from Wisconsin, four people in Nebraska, two people in Illinois, one in Arizona and one in Washington feel well.
For the Wisconsin patient, who will remain unidentified for privacy, it only took a few days for the person to recover from the symptoms.
The patient’s physician and medical director of infection control and prevention at UW Health in Madison, Wisconsin, Dr. Nasia Safdar, told interviewers, “For most people, this will be the course. It will be like a cold.”
In South Korea, 88 people have recovered so far, and 47 of them were declared virus-free in a single day, making it the largest discharge of patients the country has seen.
According to the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering, more than half of coronavirus patients worldwide have become better.
Out of around 100,000 confirmed cases across the globe, more than 53,000 people have made full recoveries.
One a person has tested positive for COVID-19, that person is isolated either in the hospital or at home – depending on how severity of the disease – until they test negative for the virus.
However, the length of the isolation and test may vary from one person to another.
An individual from Humboldt County, California was released from isolation nine days after testing positive, while one in Chicago was cleared for about a month.
When one is in isolation, it does not mean that the person is dangerous – rather it is simply a measure taken to prevent the virus to spread to the community.
“That’s why these seemingly drastic measures are being taken,” Dr. Safdar said, “If you’re a positive COVID-19 case, you stay in isolation until testing shows that you are negative.”