- Last Updated: 18 April 2021 18 April 2021
What is Long COVID?
Over 31 million cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the U.S., with well over 566,000 deaths.
About 10 – 20% of people who have COVID-19, including people who have only mild symptoms, do not fully recover. Many of these people experience a variety of symptoms for many months. This is being called “Long COVID.”
Three million or more people in the U.S. may develop Long COVID. In Massachusetts 60,000 - 100,000 people may have Long COVID.
Long COVID is a “post-viral” illness.
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