COVID patients can develop mental illness during quarantine, according to one study

A new study finds that one in five COVID-19 patients develops mental illness within 90 days of recovery.

The information comes as COVID cases rise for the eighth straight week in rural America and for the first time, deaths topped 2,000 in one week.

The study was published in the journal Lancet. Researchers found that COVID patients can develop PTSD, depression, and anxiety.

These are people who were clinically stable prior to getting COVID. Researchers say that a lack of contact with loved ones during quarantine, and long hospital stays are contributing factors.