CDC claims 3,500 Americans dead from 'Long Covid'

Poorly understood set of symptoms has received much media attention.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday revealed that over 3,000 Americans have died from "Long COVID," the contentious syndrome the sufferers of which claim to be afflicted by for months after an initial COVID infection. 

The CDC said in its report that just over 3,500 Americans had died from "Post-Acute Sequelae of COVID-19" in June of this year. That number constitutes about one-third of one-percent of all deaths attributed to COVID in the United States. 

"Long COVID" has been reported since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic; patients who report being afflicted by it claim to suffer from a variety of unpleasant and at-times debilitating symptoms following nominal recovery from COVID-19 itself.

Various symptoms that have been reportedly connected with Long COVID include heart problems and organ failure.

The CDC says symptoms can include milder instances of fatigue and fever, as well as more severe instances of neurological symptoms and respiratory problems.