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COVID-19 symptoms vary from person to person, as does the duration of the coronavirus infection. If you are sick, be careful when you decide to leave solitary confinement.

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COVID-19 symptoms vary from person to person, as does the duration of the coronavirus infection. If you are sick, be careful when you decide to leave solitary confinement.

Justin Paget / Getty Images

Around the world, cases and deaths from COVID-19 continue to grow daily. Yet there are also more than 440,000 people around the world who have recovered to date.

For those who have had the disease, recovery can be a slow journey. And even after you feel better, there can be a period of uncertainty. After days or weeks of isolation, you may be impatient to see your family again and even enter the outside world. But how long is too early? And how do you know you are no longer contagious?

For answers, we turned to several experts, including two doctors who were both diagnosed with COVID-19 in mid-March and have since recovered. Rosny Daniel, 32, an emergency room doctor at the University of California at San Francisco, has returned to work and feels “completely back to normal.” And Darren Klugman, 45, a pediatric cardiologist, says he feels “100%” and is also back at work after isolating himself from his family.

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