June 18, 2024

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UK: “Long-COVID” has increased to more than 2.3 million

UK: “Long-COVID” has increased to more than 2.3 million


The number of people with sequelae of the “Long-COVID” in the UK has increased to more than 2.3 million


According to data released by the Office for National Statistics on October 6, as of September 3, more than 2.3 million people in the UK have suffered from the long-term sequelae of the so-called “Long-COVID” after being infected with the COVID-19 virus, accounting for about 3.5% of the UK’s total population.


UK: "Long-COVID" has increased to more than 2.3 million


The British “Mirror” quoted the National Bureau of Statistics report that among the people who reported symptoms of “Long-COVID”, about 1.8 million people were infected with the COVID-19 virus at least 12 weeks ago, 1.1 million people were infected at least a year ago, and 514,000 people were infected at least 12 weeks ago.


The person was infected at least two years ago. Many of these people have been infected multiple times.


In addition, in the month to September 3 alone, the number of people with “Long-COVID” symptoms in the UK increased by 300,000.


The above figures do not include people living in collective living places such as nursing homes.


Fatigue remains the most common “coronavirus” symptom, reported by 69% of people, the report said. The next worst symptoms included difficulty concentrating, shortness of breath and muscle pain, at 45%, 42% and 40%, respectively.


The report shows that 1.6 million people said that the “Long-COVID” has adversely affected their daily activities, and 342,000 people believe that their daily activities are “very limited”.


There is no unified statement on what the symptoms of “Long-COVID” are. The World Health Organization released a definition of “post-coronavirus symptoms” in October last year, which explained to a certain extent what is “Long-COVID” – that is, three months after infection with the new coronavirus, there are still symptoms of infection, and these symptoms persist for at least two months , no other explanation other than infection with the COVID-19 could not be found in terms of etiology.


According to the “Mirror”, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 pneumonia in the UK has rebounded, and a new wave of COVID-19 pneumonia may be ushered in.




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