About a third of patients with coronavirus have symptoms that do not go away, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The report – which focused on patients who had not been hospitalized for coronavirus – found that patients experienced symptoms weeks and months after first positive tests.
- Patients with COVID-19 did not return to their normal level of health within two to three weeks of diagnosis.
- In fact, 1 in 5 patients have not returned to normal health.
- Prolonged symptoms included fatigue, cough, blockage, dyspnea, loss of taste and smell, chest pain, and confusion. Other symptoms, such as vomiting, nausea, fever, and chills, did not last long.
“COVID-19 can result in prolonged illness, even among adults without underlining chronic medical conditions. Effective public health messages targeting these groups is guaranteed,” the CDC said.
As I wrote for Deseret.com, the CDC said earlier this month that COVID-19 patients often had one of three major symptoms – fever, cough and shortness of breath. The CDC released the results last week. The report found that 96% of patients had either fever, cough or shortness of breath from coronavirus. About half of this – 45% – experienced all three of these symptoms.