The prevalence of long COVID has been declining in the United States according to the results of the U.S. Census Bureau's Household Pulse Survey. In June of 2022, 35% of people reported having ever had COVID and long COVID symptoms, but that share had dropped to 28% by January of 2023. The decline was largely driven by a decrease in those who reported active symptoms, which dropped from 1 in 5 to 1 in 10.
While the decline is a promising sign, long COVID is still a significant issue, with 15% of U.S. adults reporting having had long COVID symptoms and 6% still having current symptoms. The data from the CDC’s Household Pulse Survey provides important information that can help inform public health initiatives and research into long COVID. It is important to continue monitoring and understanding the condition, so that effective treatments and supports can be developed to assist those affected.