Coronavirus: Disease Control

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 4th 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, how long should a person infected with covid-19 feel unwell.

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

The time to recovery for somebody with a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 depends on the severity of illness and varies from instantaneous 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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