More than three quarters of coronavirus patients have at least one ongoing symptom six months after initially becoming unwell, a landmark study has found.
Some 1,265 of the 1,655 patients (76 per cent) patients studied reported at least one health complaint during the follow-up period.
The most common long-term symptoms were fatigue and muscle weakness, sleep difficulties, and anxiety or depression.
This is the largest study with the longest follow-up period among those which explore the impact of Covid-19 on adult patients discharged from hospital to recover.
Published in The Lancet, a leading peer-reviewed journal, it examines the long-term effects of Covid-19 on people admitted to hospital in Wuhan – the Chinese city at the centre of the pandemic.