The data indicates that tens of thousands of people infected with the so-called long-term Covid have been experiencing symptoms for several months, and Professor Tim Spector, who leads the Covid Symptom Study app, said that 60,000 people have been sick for more than three months, while some people are suffering from the form Mild disease, others were seriously infected. The professor at Kings College London said the app also indicates that about 300,000 people developed symptoms more than a month ago, and some were previously healthy but now need a wheelchair.
Patients suffer with symptoms of Corona
“There is a great risk that these people might end up forgetting,” said Professor Spector, according to a report by The Sun.
This comes at a time when new guidelines published on the British government website outline some long-term effects of people who have contracted the virus, and states that about 10% of mild Covid-19 cases who have not been admitted to hospital have reported symptoms that have persisted for more than 4 weeks. Additionally, a number of people admitted to the hospital reported persistent symptoms for 8 weeks or more.
Health problems after a diagnosis of Corona virus
The NHS says ongoing health problems reported following severe Covid-19 disease include:
- Respiratory symptoms and conditions such as chronic cough, shortness of breath, pneumonia, fibrosis, and pulmonary vascular disease
- Cardiovascular symptoms and diseases such as chest tightness, acute myocarditis, and heart failure
- Long-term loss or change in the sense of smell and taste
- Mental health problems including depression, anxiety, and cognitive difficulties
- Inflammatory disorders such as muscle pain, multi-system inflammatory syndrome, Guillain-Barre syndrome, or nerve dystrophy
- Digestive disorder with diarrhea
- continuous headache
- Fatigue, weakness and restlessness
- Impaired liver and kidneys
- Coagulation and coagulation disorders
- Enlarged lymph nodes