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According to the latest reports, studies suggest that the number of COVID-19 symptoms a patient has at the beginning of the disease can determine its longevity as well.

Researchers found that COVID-19 patients who had more than five symptoms of the infection during the first week of illness were more likely to be associated with Long COVID – a condition where symptoms of the disease last for months, even after recovery.

Among the participants, subjects who experienced symptoms for more than 28 days, identified as a relatively long infection, were mostly older people, and more females.

These patients were also reported to more likely require hospital care, as compared to those who had symptoms for a shorter period – ten days or less.

All participants of the study were asked to record their symptoms in an app on their mobile devices.

According to the study, the five symptoms that were seen during the first week of sickness were most predictive of prolonged illness, in both men and women.

These symptoms included fatigue, headache, difficulty breathing, hoarse voice, and muscle pains. Memory and concentration issues, ear ringing, were also among the common onset symptoms.

Researchers also found that only one pre-existing condition, asthma, was associated with long-COVID.

Source: https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.10.19.20214494v1.full
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