Some 10% suffer COVID-19 aftereffects one year after discharge: survey

Japan Timesj -- May 08
Around 10% of people admitted to hospitals due to coronavirus symptoms continued to suffer from aftereffects a year after they were discharged, a recent survey compiled by a health ministry research group showed.

The most prevalent lingering symptom was reduced muscle strength at 7.4%, followed by difficulty in breathing at 4.4% and lethargy at 3.5%, according to the survey.

Individuals experiencing a lost or altered sense of smell accounted for 1.6%, while those with altered taste were recorded at 1.0%. Some people suffered from multiple symptoms.

The survey covered 693 people with moderate or severe COVID-19 symptoms who were admitted to hospitals between September 2020 and July 2021.

Individuals who continued to consult medical facilities about symptoms that appeared to be aftereffects one year after being discharged stood at 9.8%.