Covid-19 only emerged at the end of 2019, but already there are signs it may take a long time for some patients to get back to full health.
Recovery time will depend on how sick you become in the first place. Some people will shrug off the illness fast, but for others it could leave lasting problems.
Age, gender and other health issues all increase the risk of becoming more seriously ill from Covid-19.
The more invasive the treatment you receive, and the longer it is performed, the longer recovery is likely to take.
What if I have only mild symptoms?
Most people who get Covid-19 will develop only the main symptoms – a cough or fever. But they could experience body aches, fatigue, sore throat and headache.