How long can a person sick with coronavirus last?

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How long can a person sick with coronavirus last?







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Surely you have heard of various cases of people who have been infected with coronavirus, which can go through different realities, from those who did not have symptoms, others who became seriously ill, as well as the time in which the virus was inhabiting their body.

This can make you think how long can you being sick with coronavirus, question that unfortunately does not have a single answer.

It is proven that those people with coronavirus who presented mild to moderate symptoms recover faster compared to those who had greater complications, as well as other pathologies.

According to data from the World Health Organization (WHO), generally, a coronavirus patient takes 2-6 weeks to recover; However, a study conducted in the United States found that 20% of patients between 18 and 34 years that did not require hospitalization had symptoms at least 2 weeks after being ill. The same happened with almost half of patients 50 years and older.

Another research in Italy found that of patients who required hospitalization, 87% I was still experiencing symptoms 2 months after I got sick, especially fatigue and respiratory problems.

Chicago-based lung specialist Khalilah Gates noted that many of his COVID-19 patients who were admitted continued to have coughing spells, shortness of breath and fatigue. 3 to 4 months after becoming infected.

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