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Two-Thirds Of First-Wave Covid-19 Patients Had Long-Term Effects

Dr Rohit Bhaskar
Dr Rohit Bhaskar
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According to a study conducted in Spain, over two-thirds of non-hospitalised patients infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the first wave of the pandemic developed long COVID,

The results, published in the journal JAMA Network Open, reinforce the hypothesis that long-COVID symptoms are not correlated with infection severity alone.

The study found that nearly 60 per cent of hospitalised COVID-19 patients and 68 per cent of their non hospitalised counterparts seen at two healthcare centres in Madrid, early in the pandemic reported still having at least one symptom two years later.

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