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Name of Media:

1 In 10 People Experience Long Covid For 3 Months Or More

Author(s):

Tom Hale

Publisher or Source:

IFLScience

Type of Media:

Newspaper Article

Media Originally for:

General Public,General Medical Professionals

Country of Origin:

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)

Primary Focus of Media:

Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS)

COVID-19 Related:

Yes

Description:

Around one in five people have lingering side-effects of Covid-19 up to five weeks after initially falling sick, according to a big new analysis in the UK. Furthermore, around one in 10 people with Covid-19 appear to experience nagging symptoms for 12 weeks or longer.

The UK Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released preliminary information from its report on the prevalence of “long Covid,” the lingering impact of the coronavirus infection that can sometimes last for months. A number of other studies across the world have attempted to tackle this question before, but this new work is one of the biggest and most extensive investigations yet. The ONS says the report is “very much a work in progress" and still in its infancy, but it’s revealed some important insights into the mysterious phenomenon of long Covid.

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