The share of people that say they’ve had lengthy COVID has declined for the reason that summer time, in keeping with a brand new KFF evaluation of self-reported information from the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention.
Amongst individuals who have ever had COVID, the share who say they presently or have ever had lengthy COVID declined from 35% in June 2022 to twenty-eight% in January 2023, finds the evaluation of information from the CDC’s Family Pulse Survey.
The decline was pushed by a discount within the share who presently reported energetic signs, which fell from about 1 in 5 folks (19%) to about 1 in 10 (11%) throughout the identical interval.
Lengthy COVID stays a critical concern that impacts hundreds of thousands of Individuals. As of January 16, 15 % of all adults within the U.S. report having had lengthy COVID signs in some unspecified time in the future, together with 6 % who had present signs.
The findings come at a time when solely 15 % of the U.S. inhabitants meets the CDC’s definition of being updated on their COVID vaccines. (The proof — from different analysis — is blended as as to if vaccines scale back the probability of getting lengthy COVID, or in the event that they scale back the severity of lengthy COVID amongst individuals who have already got it.)
The brand new evaluation additionally finds that:
- Amongst those that have ever had lengthy COVID, over half are now not reporting signs.
- Amongst folks with lengthy COVID, 79 % report having limitations to their day-to-day actions, and 27 % characterize the restrictions as vital.