According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about a third of patients with coronavirus do not have their symptoms go away.
The report, which focused on patients who had not been hospitalized for coronavirus, found that patients experienced symptoms weeks and months after they were first assessed.
- Patients with COVID-19 did not return to their normal health within two to three weeks of diagnosis.
- In fact, 1 in 5 patients did not return to health.
- Persistent symptoms included fatigue, cough, congestion, 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 cause long-term illness, even among young adults without chronic health problems. An effective public health message for these groups must be justified, ”the CDC said in a statement.
As I wrote on 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 that – 45% – experienced all three symptoms.