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UK ONS: 2% of the British population have Long Covid

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An estimated 1.3 million people living in private households in the UK (2.1% of the population) were experiencing self-reported long COVID as of 2 January 2022.

Of people with self-reported long COVID, 275,000 (21%) first had COVID-19 less than 12 weeks previously; 947,000 people (71%) first had COVID-19 at least 12 weeks previously, and 554,000 (42%) first had COVID-19 at least one year previously.

Long COVID symptoms adversely affected the day-to-day activities of 836,000 people (63% of those with self-reported long COVID), with 244,000 (18%) reporting that their ability to undertake their day-to-day activities had been “limited a lot”.

ONS: Prevalence of ongoing symptoms following coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in the UK : 3 February 2022

 

Research: Pathological sequelae of long-haul COVID

 

 

 

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** This post was originally published on February 3, 2022 **