Coronavirus UK Updates: More than three quarters of Covid-19 patients still have at least one symptom six months on

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Coronavirus UK Updates: Covid-19 deaths in England approaching 100,000
Coronavirus UK Updates: Covid-19 deaths in England approaching 100,000

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.

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