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Huge healthcare burden of post-COVID-19 symptoms likely, suggests new study

May 13, 2021


How well do patients who had coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) recover after the virus is cleared from their systems? A new preprint reports on symptom profiles over the first nine months of the illness.

The study, which appeared on the medRxiv* server, examined 301 participants, from May 2020 to the end of January 2021. About half had moderate COVID-19, a third had a mild illness, while about one in five had severe/critical disease, respectively. The median age was higher in the latter groups, while these patients were also heavier.

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