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NYSIF: Almost One-Third of Infected Workers Have 'Long COVID'

Wednesday, January 25, 2023 | 0

Nearly a third of all workers infected with COVID-19 suffered or are suffering from “long COVID,” according to the New York State Insurance Fund. NYSIF said its analysis of COVID-19 comp claims filed between January 2020 and March 2022 found 977 of 3,139 claimants had lingering symptoms. The carrier also said about 18% of workers with long COVID — about 5% of COVID-19 claimants — could not return to work for more than one year. Nearly all claimants with comorbidities or who were hospitalized for an initial infection experienced long COVID. NYSIF also said about 40% o...

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