One in Three People Infected with SARS-CoV-2 Has “Long COVID”

Researchers from Switzerland find that thirty-two percent of people with positive tests for SARS-CoV-2 had "long COVID" meaning they are experiencing at least one symptom 6 weeks after the tests. Such symptoms as fatigue, shortness of breath, and a loss of taste or smell were reported as the most common.One in Three People Infected with SARS-CoV-2 Have Long COVID

Within the frame of the study, doctors led by a researcher team from Geneva University Hospitals followed up with 669 people with positive tests for SARS-CoV-2. Also, healthcare specialists interviewed most of the participants by phone every 48 hours for the 10 days after their diagnoses.

The authors of the study concluded: "Recognizing the persistence of symptoms could legitimize patients’ concerns in an unknown and new disease. Adequate communication can provide reassurance, reduce anxiety, and potentially optimize recovery."


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