The coronavirus has taken a global toll. However, despite much devastation, most people do recover from COVID-19. But what does ‘recovery’ really mean—and how can you know if someone is officially recovered?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, certain criteria must be met for a patient to be considered officially recovered. They need to test negative twice for the coronavirus. They must show an improvement in symptoms. And they must also be fever free for three days.
Using data from the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Research Center, TheStreet compiled a list of countries with the most recovered cases of COVID-19. However, the United Kingdon is not on the list because it does not publish data for recovered cases. Also, the list is not adjusted for population.
- United States - over 366,700
- Germany - over 161,100
- Spain - over 153,300
- Brazil - over 149,900
- Italy - over 140,479
To date, there are 5.5 million cases of the virus worldwide, with over 346,000 deaths. In the U.S., there are 1.6 million cases and 98,000 deaths. Brazil has over 374,000 cases, which surpasses New York state’s 362,000 cases. Russia has around 362,000 cases.
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