According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about one-third of patients with coronaviruses have symptoms that do not go away.
The report, which focused on patients who were not hospitalized for coronavirus, found that patients experienced symptoms a week and months after the first positive test.
- Patients with COVID-19 did not return to normal within two to three weeks of diagnosis.
- In fact, 1 in 5 patients did not return to normal health.
- Symptoms of persistence included fatigue, cough, congestion, shortness of breath, loss of taste and odor, chest pain, and confusion. Other symptoms, such as vomiting, nausea, fever and chills, did not last that long.
“COVID-19 can lead to prolonged disease, even among young adults without underlying chronic health problems. Effective public health reporting to these groups is guaranteed, ”said the CDC.
As I wrote to Deseret.com, the CDC said earlier this month that COVID-19 patients often had one of three main symptoms – fever, cough and shortness of breath. The CDC released the results last week. The report found that 96% of patients had a fever, cough or shortness of breath due to coronavirus. About half of them – 45% – experienced all three of these symptoms.