About The Study: In this modeling study with data for 1.2 million individuals (from 22 countries) who had symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection in 2020 and 2021 and survived the acute phase, an estimated 6.2% experienced at least one of the three Long COVID symptom clusters (persistent fatigue with bodily pain or mood swings; cognitive problems; or ongoing respiratory problems) three months after acute infection onset. The risk of Long COVID was greater in females and in those who needed hospitalization for the initial SARS-CoV-2 infection, particularly among those needing intensive care unit care.
Authors: Theo Vos, Ph.D., of the University of Washington, Seattle, is the corresponding author.
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