Updated: Dec 28, 2020
According to Statista, there have been around 63.2 million global cases of COVID-19 as of November 30, 2020. Over 43 million people have recovered from the disease, while there have been over 1.4 million deaths. The United States, Brazil, and India have been among the countries hardest hit by the pandemic.
The preliminary data from World Health Organization (WHO) suggests that recuperation (from onset to clinical recovery) from Covid-19 takes an average time of 2 weeks for mild cases, or 3 to 6 weeks for severe to critical cases.
However, there have been emerging reports of people continuing to experience symptoms that persist well beyond testing negative for the virus.
The increasing number of reported cases have started discussions about this phenomenon currently referred to as “Post-Covid Syndrome.”
What is Post-Covid Syndrome?
Post-Covid Syndrome is the condition wherein past Covid-19 patients are still experiencing Covid-19 symptoms after their initial recovery.
Patients experiencing this condition are sometimes referred to as “long-haulers.” The cause and origin of the symptoms, however, are still unknown.