It’s been more than a year since the pandemic began, and we continue to learn more about the short- and long-term health effects of COVID-19. Although most people get better within weeks, some people experience long COVID-19—a wide range of symptoms that can last weeks or months. In fact, a new study found that nearly a quarter of people who tested positive for COVID-19 sought medical treatment for new conditions at least 30 days postinfection. Long COVID-19 impacted men and women of all ages—including children—and even people who didn’t realize they had COVID-19 in the first place.
Post-COVID-19 conditions were more widespread in patients who had severe cases of COVID-19, but also in a substantial share of patients whose cases lacked symptoms. Based on the study, the following people developed long COVID-19:
- 50% of patients who were hospitalized
- 27.5% of patients who were symptomatic but not hospitalized
- 19% of patients who were asymptomatic
Check out common long-haul symptoms in the infographic below.
If you’re experiencing conditions unusual for your health history, contact your doctor.
For help with other questions or business services contact Ollis/Akers/Arney Insurance & Business Advisors.
This article is intended for informational purposes only and is not intended to be exhaustive, nor should any discussion or opinions be construed as professional advice. Readers should contact a health professional for appropriate advice. © 2021 Zywave, Inc. All rights reserved.