While chest pain caused due to COVID-19 can persist for as long as the person is infected, anxiety or panic attack associated chest pain may subside between 5-20 minutes. Anxiety-related chest pain can be stabbing and sharp, whereas in COVID patients it may trigger tightness in the chest and a feeling of pressure.
Apart from that, chest pain in anxiety may be accompanied by mental symptoms and some physical ailments. However, in COVID-19 patients, chest pain comes along with fever, cough and other flu-like symptoms. However, any kind of chest pain should not be ignored and doctor should be consulted immediately.