When you can call yourself healthy again has to do with the course of the disease. Anyone who is only in quarantine because of a positive test is considered healthy after 14 days from the onset of symptoms and two consecutive days without symptoms of the disease. However, the doctor should confirm the latter.
If the course is severe, the patient must be treated in the hospital. If the condition improves, the therapy can be continued on an outpatient basis. Otherwise, patients are only allowed to leave the hospital after two days without symptoms and two PCR tests 24 hours apart.
If the patients belong to risk groups, the medical recommendations may differ in individual cases.
Researchers assume immunity
Based on initial studies in monkeys and patients, the scientists assume that immunity to the new corona virus will subsequently arise. Protection against re-infection is unlikely to last a lifetime. Most scientists speak from a few months to a few years.
As a result, researchers can basically still detect viruses in stool. A possible spread is unlikely, but not excluded.