The delta variant of the novel coronavirus is here, creating a new uptick in COVID-19 cases across the country. Many who have not had the virus before may be wondering when the COVID symptoms may disappear.
How long do COVID symptoms last?
There’s no hard and fast number for how long COVID-19 symptoms can last. According to Metropolitan Pediatrics, the length of time COVID-19 symptoms last can vary by person. Most people recover within two weeks, though.
What are the first COVID symptoms to appear?
A study from University of Southern California researchers outlined the usual order of symptoms for the novel coronavirus. The study, which was published in the medical journal Frontier Public Health, found the first batch of symptoms to include:
- Cough and muscle pain
- Nausea and/or vomiting
What about long COVID-19?
Researchers from Stanford University found that the majority of people who had severe symptoms from the novel coronavirus had long-term symptoms.
- Specifically, the study found that 73% of patients in the study had at least one long-term COVID-19 symptom at least 60 days after they were first diagnosed with the coronavirus.