Sep 17, 2021

Long Covid less common than feared - ONS study

One in 40 people with coronavirus has symptoms lasting at least three months, Office for National Statistics figures suggest. About 3% of people in the study who had tested positive had at least one of the symptoms for at least three months after infection. People with high levels of virus in their body when testing positive are also more likely to have long Covid, the analysis suggests. ONS statisticians point out studies from other organisations have their own definitions of long Covid with more symptoms, focus on different people and a different way of collecting data. Their own list of symptoms didn't include "Brain fog", something commonly reported by people with long Covid.

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