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96 Percent of COVID Patients Symptoms Last This Long, New Study Says – Best Life

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While people with COVID may be relieved once their symptoms seem to lessen and they’re cleared to leave quarantine, the virus can linger in unexpected ways. Many COVID patients have been reporting that their symptoms don’t go away after 14 days. These patients, known as COVID long-haulers, are suffering for far more than a few of weeks. One recent study found that nearly all long COVID patients—96 percent, to be exact—see their symptoms last more than 90 days. Read on to learn more about the most common long-lasting coronavirus symptoms, and for more symptoms to be aware of, These Are The Most Common Early Signs You Have COVID, Study Finds.

The study, in a preprint shared by medRxiv on Dec. 27, surveyed 3,762 people from 56 countries aged 30 to 59 who experienced COVID symptoms for longer than 28 days. The study aimed “to characterize the symptom profile and time course in patients with Long COVID, along with the impact on daily life, work, and return to baseline health.” The researchers found that 96 percent of long COVID patients—that is, those experiencing symptoms after 28 days—didn’t return to baseline health for over three months, and the majority of patients still experienced symptoms seven months after diagnosis.

According to the study, the three most commonly reported symptoms were fatigue, post-exertional malaise, and cognitive dysfunction. Researchers found that certain behaviors seem to trigger symptoms: The study noted that about 86 percent of participants experienced relapses in symptoms when they exercised, engaged in physical or mental activity, or experienced stress.

A significant portion of the participants required an adjusted work schedule due to their symptoms. According to the survey, about 45 percent of participants reported needing a reduced work schedule after COVID, and about 22 percent of people were not working at the time of the survey due to the severity of their COVID symptoms.

The study identified a total of 205 symptoms that can affect up to 10 different organs in the body. Read on for the 15 symptoms long COVID patients most commonly reported six months after their diagnosis, and for more on the future of the pandemic, Dr. Fauci Just Said These 5 Very Scary Words About COVID-19.

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About 37 percent

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About 37 percent

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About 37 percent

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About 37 percent

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About 38 percent

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About 40 percent

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About 42 percent

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About 42 percent

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About 44 percent

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About 52 percent

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About 54 percent

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About 56 percent

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About 58 percent

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About 72 percent

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About 80 percent

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