It was found that after an average of 60 days after reporting their first coronavirus symptoms, 87.4 percent of patients still reported at least one symptom – particularly fatigue and shortness of breath. Most of these patients suffered from pneumonia and one in five patients needed help to breathe. The study, an excerpt of which was published in science journal, ‘Nature’, suggested that immune responses, rather than the virus itself, are responsible for death in Covid-19 patients.
More than half of the patients reported three or more symptoms while about one in four still had joint pain and about one in five experienced chest pain. Nearly 44 percent of the patients said their quality of life was worse now than before they got sick.