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Half of Covid patients in first wave had complications - UK study

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Half of the coronavirus patients admitted to hospital during the first wave developed at least one complication, new research has found.

The study, which is published in the Lancet medical journal, included more than 70,000 adults in the UK admitted to hospital with severe Covid-19 disease.

Of these, half (36,367 of 73,197) developed one or more health complications during their stay. Kidney injury was the most common complication (24.3%), followed by lung complications (18.4%) and heart complications (12.3%).

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