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  1. Jun 5, 2024 · Mild to moderate illness from COVID-19 usually lasts an average of 10 days. For some people, symptoms fade in a matter of days; for others, it takes weeks. Even mild COVID-19 cases can progress to long COVID or post-COVID syndrome, in which ongoing symptoms remain long after the initial infection.

  2. May 8, 2024 · Generally, people are no longer contagious about 10 days after symptoms first develop. COVID vaccination appears to significantly shorten infection times along with the length of time a person is contagious. In rare cases, COVID infections can persist for weeks or even months.

  3. Aug 6, 2023 · A mild case of COVID-19 usually resolves in one to two weeks. It may take up to six weeks or more to recover from a severe case. Some people may experience lasting symptoms, called...

  4. Apr 28, 2024 · Key Takeaways. If you get COVID-19, you may continue to test positive even after you're feeling better. Some people who recover from COVID may test positive for weeks or even months after they were sick.

  5. Apr 5, 2024 · Groups at higher risk are people age 65 and older, babies younger than 6 months, and people with certain medical conditions. Those conditions include blood disorders and chronic diseases. If you are looking after someone with COVID-19, help the person track symptoms. You may need to help with child care or getting food and any medicine needed.

  6. Jan 3, 2023 · 5 min read. Most people who get COVID-19, the disease caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2, will have only mild illness. But what exactly does that mean? Mild COVID-19 cases still can make...

  7. Mar 1, 2024 · March 1, 2024. Leer en español. We’re four years into the pandemic, and by this point, most Americans have had Covid at least once. But when the virus comes for us (again), it can still feel...

  8. Jan 24, 2022 · How long do COVID symptoms last? Those with a mild case of COVID-19 usually recover in one to two weeks. For severe cases, recovery can take six weeks or more, and for some, there may be lasting symptoms with or without damage to the heart, kidneys, lungs and brain.

  9. Apr 8, 2022 · When do you need to test? How long will your infection last? Like previous coronavirus variants, BA.2 and newer versions can be wildly unpredictable in their timeline and range of symptoms.

  10. Aug 9, 2023 · Key facts. COVID-19 is a disease caused by a virus. The most common symptoms are fever, chills, and sore throat, but there are a range of others. Most people make a full recovery without needing hospital treatment. People with severe symptoms should seek medical care as soon as possible.

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