The cumulative number of people infected with the new coronavirus in Gunma Prefecture is certain to reach 100,000 on the 8th. About 2 years and 4 months after the first confirmation of infection in March 2020, it is calculated that about 1 in 19 people in the prefecture was infected. While some infected people are asymptomatic or mild, many suffer from sequelae. Experts are calling for consultation if sequelae persist two months after infection.
Since the beginning of this year, the number of infected people has increased rapidly due to the epidemic of Omicron strains in the prefecture. Along with this, it seems that the number of patients suffering from sequelae is increasing.
”I was confident in my memory and couldn’t do things in parallel. There were waves in my symptoms and I couldn’t read when they would come out. I want to resume work sooner …”. A 23-year-old female dispatched worker from Takasaki City, who suffers from her aftereffects, complained of her anxiety.
The woman was infected in mid-January. She suffered from a fever of around 39 degrees Celsius and frequent coughing, and was forced to undergo medical treatment for about 10 days at her home or hotel.
However, even after these symptoms improved and I returned home, my body remained tired and I was short of breath after just a few steps. He couldn’t get up after seven to eight hours of sleep, and there were days when he lay down all day.
I tried to return to work several times, but I had a symptom called “brain fog” that made me feel haze in my head. I had to take a leave of absence.
Since April, he has been to a hospital in the city, taking Chinese herbal medicine twice a day, and avoiding violent movements such as carrying heavy objects as much as possible. It’s improving gradually, but sometimes I still write characters that aren’t what I intended. It was hard to say “maybe it’s because of my mind” or “just a cold”.