Bloomberg reported. It takes time in getting rid of the virus completely and, in the meantime, the virus travels from one organ to another and that is why long Covid sufferers complain of symptoms affecting organs beyond the respiratory system, the study said.
The scientists also found that persistent SARS-CoV-2 RNA in multiple parts of the body, including regions throughout the brain, for as long as 230 days following symptom onset. How it was studied? For the study, the researchers extensively studied samples of tissues taken during autopsies on 44 patients who died after contracting the coronavirus during the first year of the pandemic.