The New York Daily News reports:
Almost a third of recovered COVID-19 patients in a UK study ended up back in the hospital within five months — and up to one in eight died of complications from the illness, according to a report.
Researchers at the UK’s Leicester University and the Office for National Statistics found that out of 47,780 people discharged from the hospital, 29.4 percent were readmitted within 140 days, the Telegraph reported.
Of the total, 12.3 percent ended up dying, it added. Respiratory disease was diagnosed in 14,140 of the COVID cases after discharge, with 6,085 of the diagnoses in patients who had no history of respiratory conditions.
The Telegraph article is behind a paywall.
LONG COVID—30% of hospital recovered #COVID19 patients end up back in hospital in <5 months; up to 12% die of complications. “we really need to prepare for #LongCovid. It’s a mammoth task to follow up w/ these patients, but monitoring needs to be arranged”https://t.co/h0y8WUn8sQ pic.twitter.com/Pk8GhQc9J5
— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) January 18, 2021