Coronavirus symptoms: Seven signs that can linger for weeks after first appearing

Coronavirus symptoms: Seven signs that can linger for weeks after first appearing

The direct effects of the virus are equally as stubborn.

Researchers from the COVID-19 Symptom Study app, which has pooled together feedback from almost four million participants, provides an overall picture of how long the virus lingers in a person’s system.

The research led by Dr Tim Spector, a professor of genetic epidemiology at King’s College London, shows that while most people recover from COVID-19 within two weeks, one in ten people may still have symptoms after three weeks, and some may suffer for months.

What symptoms are the most persistent?

The research shows that some people are experiencing fatigue, headaches, coughs, anosmia (loss of smell), sore throats, delirium, and chest pain for more than three weeks after first reporting symptoms in the app.

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Published at Fri, 12 Jun 2020 15:10:00 +0000