Preprint: Two thirds of first-wave Covid cases have long Covid
The proportion of patients with at least 1 post–COVID-19 symptom 2 years after acute infection was 59.7% for hospitalized patients and 67.5% for those not requiring hospitalization.
A preprint out this week confirms anecdotal data of the high level of long term physiological damage inflicted on those that were infected in the first Covid wave of 2020.
We have seen March 2020 mentioned as a primary infection date across numerous social media posts from Long Covid sufferers from Europe, Asia and America. Most of those wild-type infections could not be confirmed by testing at the time, as tests were simply not available.
This cross-sectional study found that the proportion of patients with at least 1 post–COVID-19 symptom 2 years after acute infection was 59.7% for hospitalized patients and 67.5% for those not requiring hospitalization. No significant differences in post–COVID-19 symptoms were seen between hospitalized and nonhospitalized patients.
Similar rates of post–COVID-19 symptoms between hospitalized and nonhospitalized patients suggest that, among all patients who contract COVID-19, these sequelae deserve attention.
Jama Network preprint: Post–COVID-19 Symptoms 2 Years After SARS-CoV-2 Infection Among Hospitalized vs Nonhospitalized Patients
Post-Acute Sequelae of COVID-19 infection with Tremor, Ataxia and Cognitive Deficit – PASC-TAC