SARS-CoV-2 appears to persist in organs throughout the body for months

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), leads to asymptomatic or mild symptoms in most cases. However, in a significant minority, it causes moderate or severe disease, with lung damage and sometimes multi-organ dysfunction, the origin of which is currently a matter of intense debate.