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USVI Reporting Lowest Long-Covid Rates in the Country, New CDC Study Shows

  • Staff Consortium
  • February 19, 2024

While 6.4 percent of adults across the United States have reported experiencing Long-COVID, a study published last week in the recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report shows that rates of Long-Covid vary widely depending on location.  According to the study, Long-Covid is “a range of health problems that emerge, persist, or recur following acute Covid-19 illness, including figure, respiratory symptoms, and neurologic symptoms.” The condition can present as anything from mildly clouded cognitive function, or “brain fog”, to debilitating fatigue and multiple organ damage, and is estimated to impact hundreds of millions around the world.  In the United States, the U.S. Virgin Islands reported the lowest prevalence of Long-Covid – only 1.9% of the population, while West Virginia was on the other end of the scale, at 10.6%. Six other states (Alabama, Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Wyoming) reported Long-Covid prevalence above...

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