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Research: Approximately one in 7 people have ‘long Covid’ – Health News

According to a newly published study in the UK, it was announced that one in seven people infected with the corona virus continued to show symptoms for at least 12 weeks.

In the study, which was described as the most comprehensive study on Covid, the UK National Statistics Office examined 21 thousand 622 people who had positive test results from April 2020 to March 2021. As a result, it was determined that 13.7 percent of the people had symptoms that lasted for at least 12 weeks.


It was reported that women had more long Covid symptoms than men, while the study revealed that 14.7 percent of women and 12.7 percent of men showed long Covid symptoms.

According to AFP’s report, while the study was based on the symptoms reported by the people themselves, it was reported that people who had 13 symptoms, the list of which included fatigue, muscle pain and difficulty concentrating, as well as loss of taste and smell, were diagnosed with “long Covid”.


While the age groups were also examined in the study, it was stated that most people between the ages of 35-49 had long Covid, and 25.6 percent of the people in this age group showed symptoms for five weeks.

Ben Humberstone, Head of Health Analysis and Life Events, UK’s Office of National Statistics, said the new data announced is the first analysis and that data accuracy and quality will change over time. Humberstone said, “Long Covid is a phenomenon that has not been fully understood yet.”

In England, which was the first country to start vaccination in the fight against Covid-19, there was a great decrease in incidents and loss of life as the amount of vaccination increased.
However, England, which is one of the countries most affected by the Covid-19 epidemic, reported about 127 thousand deaths and 4 million 350 thousand cases due to Covid 19.

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