A new report has surfaced that will have anyone that has had a case of COVID-19 and recovered a bit nervous over the next few months.
According to researchers at UK’s Leicester University and the Office for National Statistics, almost a third of recovered COVID-19 patients will be back in the hospital in about five months.
More shockingly, roughly one in eight recovered patients will end up dying from complications due to the illness.
Researchers found that out of the 47,780 patients that had been discharged, 29.4 percent were readmitted within 140 days.
Of those, 12.3 percent eventually died.
Anyone that has had COVID can tell you the long-term effects of the disease are very real.
I say this from experience because I have had it and the toll it took on my lungs was considerable, even having trained in endurance athletics most of my life.
Why this is happening is baffling to doctors, but maybe people are just not allowing themselves to fully recover before pushing it again, which is actually setting them back.
Study author Kamlesh Khunti stated, “People seem to be going home, getting long-term effects, coming back in and dying.
“We see nearly 30 percent have been readmitted, and that’s a lot of people. The numbers are so large.”
He added, “The message here is we really need to prepare for long COVID.
“It’s a mammoth task to follow up with these patients and the NHS is really pushed at the moment, but some sort of monitoring needs to be arranged.”
Doctors will continue to look at this from every angle and, hopefully, come up with some sort of post-recovery treatment that can start to reverse these numbers.
Source: New York Post
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