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COVID-19: new symptoms develop 1 month after infection

People who have been infected with COVID-19 are developing a new symptom one month later.

woman in mask home sick with COVID-19 symptoms

About a third of patients develop a new symptom at least a month later.


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What are the new symptoms?

A new study found that 32 out of 100 older adults infected with COVID-19 in 2020 developed more symptoms months later.

These studies are are examining the rate and severity of new problems that emerge after the initial infection.

Some symptoms lead to change in organs and their systems. Heart, kidneys, lungs, and liver. There have also been impacts on mental health conditions.

People who have had COVID-19 are more likely to develop respiratory failure. Fatigue, high blood pressure, and mental health problems are also among the reported ailments.

Research found that new conditions typically came around 21 days after diagnosis.

Insurance records were reviewed, and found 133,366 people who had COVID before April 1, 2022. Of that group, roughly 32% went to get medical attention after the 21 days because of a new or lasting symptom.

Scientists are still examining the long term effects of COVID-19.


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