Coronavirus: 4 groups at the highest risk of long COVID, as per studies | The Times of India


For the study, researchers based out of the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services, USA studied the health and symptoms of over 366 people who had contracted COVID-19 between the months of April and December 2020, which was the time when COVID-19 first peaked, and newer variants were discovered too. The same set of patients were analyzed and asked about symptoms they had, two months after testing positive.

It was discovered that not only did 1/3rd of the patients report having 1-2 symptoms two months after testing negative, the most common lingering symptoms were facing difficulty in breathing, loss of smell , muscle aches and pains, fatigue. These symptoms were also more commonly reported by specific age groups, and people belonging to specific races:

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