Self-reported symptoms of Long Covid drop during summer

1.8 million at start of July

John Brazier
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The latest figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show levels of self-reported Long Covid symptoms have fallen by 200,000 over the past four weeks.

Data published on 4 August shows that 1.8 million people in private households throughout the UK self-reported symptoms of Long Covid persisting over four weeks as of 2 July, representing 2.8% of the total UK population. The latest data represents a decrease in monthly of self-reported symptoms, after the total number of cases hit 2 million people in May and June. Covering the four-week period ending 2 July, the statistics show that of the total number of people recording Long Covid symptoms, 81% (1.4 million) first had (or suspected they had) Covid-19 at least 12 weeks previously, wh...

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