A new study has found the most common symptoms of the groups of syndromes known as Long Covid.
While the coronavirus infection can last just a few days, people report symptoms of the illness for months afterwards.
Long Covid symptoms have been reported in one in 10 people – with symptoms three or six months after they caught the virus.
Coronavirus symptoms, including organ malfunctions and depression, could plague sufferers for months after initial infection, according to a new study from China, reports The Mirror.
Sixty-three per cent of the 1,733 patients admitted to Wuhan’s Jin Yin-tan Hospital at the start of the pandemic in January 2020 were still suffering from fatigue in May.
A further 26 per cent still had sleeping problems and a third of patients showed signs of kidney problems, including a build-up of bodily waste in the blood.
Writing in the medical journal The Lancet, Dr Cao Bin, of the China Japan-Friendship Hospital in Beijing said: “Most patients continue to live with at least some of the effects of the virus after leaving the hospital, and highlights a need for post-discharge care.”
Dr Cao said almost a quarter of the participants also suffered depression and anxiety nearly half a year after first being admitted to the hospital for treatment.
Coronavirus was first detected in Wuhan at the end of 2019, with the first outbreak of the virus linked to a food market in the capital city.