US: Nearly 19 million adults may have long COVID

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A new US population-based survey suggests that nearly 19 million adults in the US may have long COVID. 

The survey showed that 7.3% (95% confidence interval: 6.1-8.5%) of the subjects reported having long-term COVID, which corresponds to approximately 18,828,696 adults.

According to the study, 25.3% of the subjects with prolonged COVID reported that their activities of daily living were “quite” affected, despite the fact that 28.9% of the total reported having SARS-CoV-2 infection for more than 12 months.

Researchers explained that the study gave an estimate of long COVID burden in the U.S. larger than that of the UK 2 million (2.8%) of the total UK population aged 2 years or older, despite similar rates of COVID-19 transmission being reported in both countries. Survey results indicate nearly 19 million US adults may have long COVID



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** This post was originally published on January 23, 2023 **