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Nearly ONE-THIRD of Covid survivors in England re-hospitalized & over 12% of them died within 5 months, new research claims

Added 01-19-21 12:37:01am EST - “Around 30 percent of those hospitalized with the coronavirus in England have been readmitted for treatment within five months of their first release, a new study found, claiming to shed more light on the "long Covid" phenomenon.” - Rt.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “Nearly ONE-THIRD of Covid survivors in England re-hospitalized & over 12% of them died within 5 months, new research claims”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The pre-print study, which has yet to undergo peer review, concluded that those discharged from hospitals after receiving treatment for Covid-19 “face elevated rates of multiorgan dysfunction” and frequently require re-hospitalization, citing nearly 50,000 English patients reviewed in the research.

“Of 47,780 individuals in hospital with Covid-19 over the study period, 29.4% were readmitted and 12.3% died following discharge,” the paper said, with its authors noting it is the largest study of its kind to date.

While much about what’s been dubbed “long Covid” or “Post Covid Syndrome” (PCS) – a condition in which symptoms of the virus, sometimes atypical ones, linger for months – remains unknown, a growing body of evidence suggests a large proportion of patients suffer symptoms well beyond their initial infection. Figures provided by the UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS), for example, indicate that up to one-fifth of England’s coronavirus patients still present symptoms five weeks after contracting the illness, while half of that number experience them for at least 12 weeks.

Studies on American military veterans showed that some 20 percent of those with Covid-19 had to return to the hospital for treatment within 60 days of discharge, while 9 percent died. Citing that research, the authors of the UK-based study said that Covid-19 was found to be “associated with increased odds of acute kidney injury, renal replacement therapy, insulin use, pulmonary embolism, stroke, myocarditis, arrhythmia, and elevated troponin.”

Spearheaded by lead author and principal statistician Daniel Ayoubkhan of the ONS, the new research on hospital readmissions concluded that “the long term burden of Covid-related morbidity on hospitals and broader healthcare systems is likely to be substantial” given the high prevalence of PCS.

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