Long COVID in North Carolina
One in six North Carolinians has experienced Long COVID, according to the Centers for Disease Control. People with Long COVID have symptoms for four weeks or more, and they can last for months or years. Even people who did not have severe symptoms at first can develop Long COVID.
What You Need to Know
Long COVID is a wide range of health problems that people may experience for months or years after developing COVID-19. It can occur in people from all age groups, ethnicities, and cultures. Even people who had few symptoms with their initial infection are at risk for Long COVID.
Persistent issues can include:
- Shortness of breath
- Memory and attention problems
- Heart palpitations or chest tightness
- Loss of taste or smell
- Sleep disorders
- Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
- Joint, muscle, and nerve pains