A recent study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States (US) revealed that about one in three people who contract COVID-19, report that they are still experiencing COVID-19 symptoms two months after testing positive.
The study, conducted in Long Beach, California, found that a third of those who tested positive for COVID-19 reported at least one symptom of the disease about four weeks or more after testing positive.
The CDC reports that according to the study the number of sufferers who experience symptoms of long COVID found in women, the Black group, people over the age of 40 years, and those with comorbidities. The CDC describes “long COVID” as experienced by sufferers who continue to experience symptoms four or more weeks after testing positive for the disease.
In the study, the Long Beach Department of Health involved 366 people aged 18 years and over, who were randomly selected from two test groups after receiving positive test results between April 1 and December 10, 2020.
The US has the most cases of COVID-19 in the world, according to the Johns Hopkins Corona Virus Data Center, with more than 42 million people having been infected with the coronavirus. (vm/pp)