People who contract COVID-19 and are not hospitalized, are reporting cognitive issues eight months after infection, a new study finds.
Researchers from Oslo University in Norway found 11 percent of people who had mild COVID-19 cases experienced memory problems eight months later.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
That's three times higher than people who tested negative for the virus.
The team said the findings are worrying, even saying medical experts should 'reconsider the notion that COVID-19 can be a mild disease'.
The data add to the growing evidence that the virus could effect people long-term.
Around 11 percent of people who suffered mild cases of COVID were still reporting memory issues eight months later
For the study, published in JAMA Network Open on Thursday, researchers contacted to every person in Norway who tested for the virus from February 1 to April 15.
At the time, only symptomatic people were tested.
A random sample of the Norwegian population was selected and contacted for the study as well to make up a control group.
In total, 13,001 people were included in the study, and those who were hospitalized with the virus