Although most people with COVID-19 appear to recover completely within a week or two, that’s not the case for everyone.
Research shows some COVID-19 patients suffer from lingering symptoms weeks or months after their initial battles with the disease. In a multistate Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey of patients who had tested positive for COVID-19, 35 percent reported that they were still not feeling back to normal 14-21 days after their positive test.
“This is still a new virus, and we are still learning about the long-term health implications of infection,” said Dr. Gerald Harmon, vice president of medical affairs for Tidelands Health. “What’s clear, however, is that COVID-19 isn’t just a respiratory illness but can have continued effects on the heart, brain and other major organs.”