January 22 According to the website of the Daily Telegraph on January 17, the new data shows that nearly one-third of recovered COVID-19 patients will be hospitalized again within five months and one-eighth will die.
According to the report, research by the University of Leicester and the National Bureau of Statistics found that patients with severe COVID-19 will be seriously affected in the long term after survival, and many people will have heart problems, diabetes and chronic liver and kidney diseases.
The report noted that 29.4% of the first 47,780 people discharged were re-hospitaled within 140 days and 12.3% died.
The report also said that the current deadline for recording the death toll of COVID-19 cases is the 28th day after testing positive, so this may mean that thousands of people are not included in the statistics of deaths due to the novel coronavirus.
Researchers call for emergency surveillance of people who have been discharged from the hospital.
“This is the largest study of COVID-19 patients discharged from the hospital,” said Kamlish Quinti, the author of the report and a professor at Leicester University.
“People seem to be recovering and coming home, but they’ll be affected for a long time, going back to the hospital and dying,” Quinty said.
We found that nearly 30% of people have been re-hospitalized, which is a very large number.”
“The message here is that we really need to be prepared for the long term battle against COVID-19,” he said.
It is a difficult task to follow up with these patients.
The study found that COVID-19 survivors are nearly 3.5 times more likely to be hospitalized and die within 140 days than other outpatients.
The report also said that the research team was surprised to find that many people were diagnosed with new problems when they were re-hospitalized, and many patients had heart, kidney, liver and diabetes.
The report said that the new study is still pending peer review.
However, experts call the paper “very important”.
Christina Pagel, head of clinical operational research at University College London, tweeted about the study: “This is a very important job. COVID-19 is more than death.
People can also bear a significant burden of chronic illness.”
In 2020, researchers at the North Bristol Regional Center of the National Health Service found that three-quarters of COVID-19 patients who had been treated at Southmead Hospital in Bristol still have problems three months later, according to the report said.
The report also said that symptoms include difficulty breathing, excessive fatigue and muscle pain, which makes it difficult for people to wash, dress and return to work.
Some patients said they needed a wheelchair since they contracted the virus, while others said they had chest pain every time they climbed the stairs.