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What is Long COVID?

As of mid-February, 2022, over 78 million cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the U.S., with well over 900,000 deaths(1).

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.”

Estimates from January, 2022, are that 20 million or more people in the U.S. have developed Long COVID. In Massachusetts 387,000 people may have Long COVID(2).

Long COVID is a “post-viral” illness.

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(1) updated Feb. 17, 2022.


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