COVID-19 weekly news: March 21-27

Mayo Clinic in Rochester continues to ease visitor restrictions for hospitalized patients

The number of visitors per adult and pediatric inpatient will change to allow two visitors at a time, up to a maximum of five different visitors during a patient's hospital stay. Visitors must be at least 5 years old, and a responsible adult needs to accompany all visitors under age 16. 

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Breakthrough hospitalizations ‘extremely uncommon’ after COVID-19 immunity, Mayo study finds

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Fewer than 1 in 1,000 people who have been vaccinated or previously infected with COVID-19 were hospitalized with a new breakthrough infection, Mayo Clinic research finds. The study, which is published in Clinical Infectious Diseases, supports previous studies that show vaccination is the best way to prevent severe COVID-19 infection, hospitalization and death.

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Mayo Clinic Minute: Dealing with ‘brain fog’ from long COVID-19

Post-COVID syndrome, also known as long COVID-19, involves a wide range of health problems that occur many weeks, months and years after recovering from COVID-19 infection. Sometimes, symptoms of long COVID-19 can include cognitive difficulties.

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Chantell Canfield

Chantell Canfield is a web content coordinator for Mayo Clinic Laboratories. She began working for Mayo Clinic in 2021.