NEW YORK, June 20 (Xinhua) — Long-term COVID-19 has been found to affect 10 percent to 30 percent of those who contract the disease, regardless of whether they have a mild or severe case, local media reported. USA.
Long-term COVID-19 is the term most commonly used to describe symptoms stemming from the illness long after a person no longer tests positive, according to a recent report by NJ.com, a local news site. online from the state of New Jersey, United States.
“In New Jersey, this would mean that about 600,000 of the more than two million who have tested positive for COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic have or have had long-term COVID-9,” the report added.
A major study cited by the report revealed that even a mild case of COVID-19 can significantly affect the brain.
As of Friday, the United States had reported more than 86 million cases of COVID-19 and more than 1.01 million deaths related to the disease, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.