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Coronavirus: one in ten patients have symptoms lasting three months or more

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One in 10 people infected with the coronavirus experience symptoms that last for three months or longer, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has said.

A new analysis aimed at determining the extent of the “long Covid” problem among infected patients also found that one in five reported having symptoms that lasted for five weeks or longer.

The ONS said it estimated that during the week ending on 28 November, there were about 186,000 people in England living with COVID-19 symptoms that had lasted between five and 12 weeks.

This number could be as high as 221,000, the ONS warned. It said the data was experimental and based on the findings from its infection survey of households.

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Source: The Independent, 16 December 2020

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