This French study finds that persistent symptoms were still present in 10.1% of COVID-19 infected individuals at 1 year.
Of 53,047 study participants analyzed, 3,972 (2,531 women) with a mean age of 50.9 years had been infected with COVID-19. Of these, 2,647 reported at least one symptom during the acute phase, and 861 reported at least one persistent symptom lasting 2 or more months after the acute phase. After 1 year of follow-up, those with complete symptom resolution was 89.9%, leaving approximately 10% with symptoms still present.
Factors associated with a slower resolution of all symptoms were:
The researchers concluded that although most COVID-19 symptoms disappear within a year, in a pandemic context with a high level of cumulative incidence, the number of people with persistent symptoms remains a public health concern.Read More >>