At least 16,000 in Sweden have long COVID

A general view of Sophiahemmet private hospital in Stockholm, Sweden in April 2020.
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  • At least 16,000 people in Sweden have had their health damaged long-term by a Covid-19 infection, reports Swedish Radio News.
  • Tomas Lindén at the Board of Health and Welfare says this shows we will live with consequences of the pandemic for a long time.
  • The figure does not differentiate between those who are suffering from serious symptoms  such as trouble breathing and chest pains, and those with mild symptoms.
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For more on long COVID in Sweden and the implications for the country and patients going ahead, listen to Radio Sweden’s full reports.

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