10%-30% of people who were infected with COVID-19 suffer from long-haul COVID.
Up to 30% of those who tested positive for COVID-19 are experiencing long COVID (also known as long-haul COVID), meaning new, returning, or ongoing health problems more than four weeks after first being infected. Even people who were asymptomatic with COVID-19 may become “long-haulers.” The effects of long-haul COVID can include respiratory, cardiac, and digestive symptoms as well as fatigue, anxiety, depression, insomnia, brain fog, loss of taste and smell, and more. Children can also become long-haulers. As of July 2021, long COVID can be considered a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). At Stanford Health Care, a multispecialty team of physician-researchers partner with long-haul patients to manage their symptoms.
Learn more at our Post Acute COVID-19 Syndrome Clinic.
Read more about long COVID from the American Medical Association
Learn more about post-COVID conditions from the CDC