Coronavirus: Disease Control

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 3rd September 2020.

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Photo of Afzal Khan Afzal Khan Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what medical advice he has received on the longevity of covid-19 symptoms.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The Medical Officers at the Department have advised that the time to recovery for somebody with a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 depends on the severity of illness and varies from relatively quickly through to extremely prolonged. Typically, time to recovery is within 10-14 days for mild and moderate cases. If a person feels unwell for longer than this, they should contact their general practitioner.

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