How is one officially counted as “Recovered” from Coronavirus in the WHO statistics?

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I have been tracking the world and USA statistics of coronavirus cases at the worldometers.info website.

How does the WHO or other major organizations like the CDC track or count a “Recovered” case?

In other words, what determines that a Coronavirus case is considered to be “Recovered”?

sincerely,

stephen
 

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I am with you here. Well, the stats can't show accuracy unless it includes total number of tests... Total tested/Negative/Positive/Hospitalized/Recovered/Deaths … then we can see what is really going on. But WHO has this collective of Stats??

MnM
 
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By WHO , I mean the World Health Organization (WHO)

Does anyone know how a coronavirus case is deemed to be in “recovered” state?

sincerely,

stephen
 

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I believe it has to be reported through the healthcare system. In the US, you have personally identifiable information that links to your case and outcome. If you get a test, your information is gathered. If you never call back or show up as returning in the "system", then one may infer that you had a mild case and recovered, although I don't know if that is actually the way they are recording the metric (they would assume you got better if you never showed up again for a certain period - say 14 day). When I think of 'recovered' I think of a case that was admitted to a hospital and later was discharged, and then wasn't seen again after a certain period, like maybe a week, or there was a subsequent test that showed no more coronavirus. People that are exposed during a quarantine situation (eg a cruise ship) are closely tracked.
Those are just the mechanics I can think of. I'm not a nurse or doctor, just an engineer with my own view of these thing.

EDIT: I would assume the CDC is reporting once a day on the major stats, and they have access to case outcomes for the US health system. They probably have queries that filter out cases diagnosed as COVID-19. John Hopkins either has similar access, or just grabs the CDC report. Something like that. I could be wrong.
 
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