Little is known about how long it takes people with milder, outpatient COVID-19 symptoms to return to their usual state of health, according to the CDC.
In a recent multi-state phone survey, 35% of patients who fit that description reported they had not returned to previous health 2-3 weeks after testing positive.
The CDC cautions that COVID-19 can result in prolonged illness, even among young adults with no underlying chronic medical conditions.
Below are some additional articles and resources on so-called COVID “long haulers.”
Mayo Clinic: COVID-19 (coronavirus): Long-term effects
The Atlantic: COVID-19 Can Last for Several Months
Facebook: COVID-19 Long-Haulers Discussion Group