Studies have shown that as many as 75-percent of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 experience long-term symptoms following treatment and are falling into what health officials are calling the long-hauler category. Kris Ehresmann is with the state Department of Health:

“COVID has a greater effect on the body than may what you initially see with the symptoms that present and so it’s really important that we are taking it seriously.”

Today health officials announced 432-newly reported cases of COVID and nearly 85,300 cases have been confirmed statewide.