CDC Reports One-Third Of Coronavirus Survivors Have Symptoms That Don’t Go Away

A new CDC report reveals that many people who previously recovered from the coronavirus can still experience a range of symptoms weeks and sometimes months after the fact. The report specifically focused on people who, while infected with the coronavirus, did not experience severe enough symptoms to warrant hospitalization.  According to the report, about a third of people who test positive for COVID19 do not return to their baseline level of health in the two to three weeks following their initial diagnosis. Among a subset of coronavirus patients in the 18-34 age range, the study found that one in five were unable to return to their usual state of health, assuming that they had no previous chronic medical conditions.  The symptoms most likely to linger in the weeks following a positive coronavirus diagnosis include fatigue, cough, congestion, dyspnea, loss of taste and smell, chest pain and confusion. The symptoms least likely to linger include vomiting, nausea, fever and chills.  The CDC report appears to corroborate a previous report wherein a number of coronavirus patients at a hospital in Israel reported a range of pains.

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Scott Fox and Kat Callaghan