Half of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 still experiencing at least one symptom two years later: study – CTV

May 17, 2022

Two years after being hospitalized with COVID-19, survivors of the virus are still not back at the same level of health as those who never caught it, according to a new study.

And half of those patients are still experiencing at least one virus-related symptom, suggesting that long COVID might end up affecting patients for even longer than anticipated.

The research, published last week in the scientific journal The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, follows 1,192 patients who were hospitalized with COVID-19 in Jin Yin-tan hospital in Wuhan, China between early January 2020 and late May 2020.

Since the research looks at participants infected at the very start of the pandemic, it represents some of the longest data we have on the lasting effects of COVID-19, shedding more light on how this pandemic could leave huge swathes of the population with lingering issues for years.

Read more: https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/half-of-patients-hospitalized-with-covid-19-still-experiencing-at-least-one-symptom-two-years-later-study-1.5906249

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