As many as one in every two people hospitalised with severe Covid-19 go on to develop other health complications, according to comprehensive new research released.
Authors of the study said their findings showed a “profound” short- and long-term health impact on Covid-19 patients as well as on health and care services.
Data from more than 70,000 hospital patients across more than 300 British hospitals was collected for the research.
It found that the most common health complications were problems with patients’ kidneys and lungs, but neurological and cardiovascular conditions were also widely reported.
The rate of complications was high even among “young, previously healthy” patients, with 27 percent of 19-29 year olds and 37 percent of 30-39 year olds experiencing at least one complication after being hospitalised with Covid-19.
Covid-19 has infected more than 189.6 million people and killed more than 4 million worldwide.