By Dr. Priyom Bose, Ph.D.May 16 2023
To date, more than 692 million individuals have been infected with the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the causal agent of the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
Most individuals infected with SARS-CoV-2 experience mild to moderate symptoms that do not require hospitalization. In some cases, COVID-19 symptoms persist for a prolonged period after initial recovery from the infection. This condition has been termed as post-COVID-19 syndrome or long COVID.