Severe Covid-19 survivors may have increased risk of death within a year


The data reveals some surprising trends, with severe Covid-19 patients aged under 65 demonstrating a 233% increased chance of dying, compared with the uninfected. — AP

Striking findings presented in a new study published to Frontiers in Medicine show that patients who survive severe Covid-19 have more than twice the risk of dying over the following year, compared with those who experience mild or moderate disease or remain uninfected.

Unusually, the increased risk of dying was greater for patients who are under 65, and only 20% of the severe Covid-19 patients who died did so because of typical Covid-19 complications, such as clotting disorders or respiratory failure.

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