1 in 5 adults in the US has persistent symptoms of COVID

This is a statistic according to survey data collected during the first two weeks of June in the US.

The data shows that, overall, 1 in 13 adults in the US has COVID symptoms that persist for three months or longer after first contracting the illness. These symptoms they did not have before contracting COVID-19.

The data was collected by the US Census Bureau from June 1 to 13 and analyzed by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Persistent COVID symptoms include fatigue, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, cognitive difficulties, chronic pain, sensory abnormalities, and muscle weakness. They can be debilitating, and symptoms can linger for weeks or months after recovering from their first COVID-19 infection.

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The prevalence of persistent COVID symptoms varies by age, sex, region and race (Image: Reuters)

The CDC analysis also found that younger people were more likely to have persistent symptoms than older adults.

According to the study, women are more likely to have persistent COVID than men, with 9.4% of adult women in the US reporting persistent COVID symptoms compared with 5.5% of men.

The survey found that nearly 9% of Hispanic adults had persistent COVID symptoms, more than whites and non-Hispanic blacks, and more than twice the rate of adults. Non-Hispanic Asians in America.

In addition, there are state differences in the US, with Kentucky and Alabama reporting the highest rates of adult persistent COVID symptoms, while Hawaii, Maryland and Virginia have the lowest, according to the report. survey.

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