1.4M Canadians have experienced prolonged COVID-19 symptoms: StatCan – GLOBAL

October 17, 2022

Around 1.4 million Canadian adults who know or suspect they’ve had COVID-19 say they experienced symptoms months after getting sick, according to new data released Monday by Statistics Canada.

The data, released in partnership with the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), is the first national look at Canadians who experienced long-term symptoms after a positive COVID-19 test or suspected infection. It was gathered through the second cycle of StatCan’s Canadian COVID-19 Antibody and Health Survey.

As of the end of May 2022, almost one-third of Canadians aged 18 years and older tested positive for COVID-19 and another 8.3 per cent suspected they had the virus, according to the survey results.

Of those who know or believe they were infected, 14.8 per cent — or 1.4 million Canadians — say they had symptoms at least three months after their initial infection.

Read more: https://globalnews.ca/news/9204314/long-covid-canadians-statcan/

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