Covid patients have lung damage ‘weeks after leaving hospital’

Austrian research shows how recovery can be slow process for those with severe infection

Patients hospitalised with Covid-19 still have lung damage, breathlessness and coughs weeks after being discharged, researchers have found.

The long and lingering effects of coronavirus on physical health is a growing topic of concern; even those who have experienced “mild” Covid, have reported symptoms that continue for many weeks or even months after the initial infection has passed.

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