People who have a COVID-19 infection usually feel unwell for a few days, or for up to 1 to 2 weeks. But a growing concern is that some people have symptoms that last for several weeks or months. This is known as post–COVID-19 condition, or long COVID. Recent estimates suggest that, in Canada, more than 480,000 people have post–COVID-19 condition. But that number is likely higher. For a health care system that is already struggling with the effects of acute COVID-19 infections, post–COVID-19 presents extra challenges.
Here you’ll find the latest evidence and resources on post–COVID-19 condition.