Cases of self-reported Long Covid returns to 2 million mark

Latest ONS data shows

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 returned to those previously recorded at the start of May.

Data published on 1 September shows that 2 million people in private households throughout the UK self-reported symptoms of Long Covid persisting over four weeks as of 31 July, representing 3.1% of the total UK population. The latest data represents an 11% increase in self-reported symptoms month-on-month, after a lull between June and July to 1.8 million cases. Covering the four-week period ending 31 July, the statistics show that of the total number of people recording Long Covid symptoms, 83% (1.7 million) first had (or suspected they had Covid-19 at least 12 weeks previously, whil...

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