Around 19 million US adults have Long COVID

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CIDRAP are reporting that City University of New York researchers estimate that 7.3% of US adult COVID-19 survivors have persistent symptoms – that’s almost 19 million Americans.

City University of New York (CUNY) researchers estimate that 7.3% of US adult COVID-19 survivors have persistent symptoms—or almost 19 million Americans. Studies in India and Denmark, meanwhile, report rates of 29.0% and 25.0%, respectively.

An estimated 7.3% of respondents reported long-COVID symptoms, a figure corresponding to about 18.8 million adults, the investigators wrote. A quarter (25.3%) of adults reporting long COVID said that their symptoms affected their ability to complete daily activities “a lot,” 44% said they were last had COVID-19 in the last 6 months, 27% said 6 to 12 months earlier, and 29% said it had been more than a year.

CIDRAP: Estimate says 19 million US adults have long COVID

 

 

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