How long should you stay in isolation after coronavirus symptoms go away?

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  • Not all the patients fighting off an infection of the novel coronavirus will be admitted to hospitals, as many cases show mild-to-moderate symptoms that can be treated at home.
  • The guidelines for leaving isolation, however, can differ, ranging from three days to 14 days after symptoms disappear.
  • Studies have shown that patients can still be contagious after symptoms subside, so isolation might be required to prevent COVID-19 transmission.
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As of Wednesday afternoon, the world had more than 655,000 active COVID-19 cases. More than 185,000 people have beat the disease, while the novel coronavirus has killed more than 44,000 people. This brings the grand total to nearly 900,000 cases, with the US accounting for nearly 200,000 of them. These figures will continue to rise in the coming weeks, and it could be months until the world can declare the pandemic over.

If you’re infected but aren’t fighting for your life attached to machines in a hospital, you’re one of the lucky ones. Most people show no symptoms or only experience mild ones. With medical systems overloaded by coronavirus patients right now, milder cases will be treated at home. But even if the novel coronavirus infection is annihilated by your immune system, your fight isn’t over. You won’t be able to come out of isolation the minute you start feeling better. And you might be advised to wait anywhere from three days to two weeks before you can stop self-isolating.

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