How Long Does Coronavirus Last? COVID-19 Duration of Symptoms

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As more cases of the new coronavirus are diagnosed many people are wondering how they can prepare, what it’s like to have it, and how long the symptoms last. While many of the reports of severe cases may be scary to read, it’s worth noting that the majority of cases have been mild.

A recent study published by the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention found that, of the 44,672 COVID-19 cases that were confirmed in China by February 11, more than 36,000 (81 percent) of those cases were mild. The study, which is the largest conducted to date on novel coronavirus, specifically defined “mild” as cases that didn’t involve pneumonia, or involved only mild pneumonia.

Still, the virus type can be deadly for the elderly and immunocompromised, so it’s important to understand how to prevent the spread…

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