New York. A study has found that people with mild and moderate symptoms may more than double the risk of death in the following year, compared to those who have survived severe COVID-19 infection.
The study, published in the journal Frontiers in Medicine, showed that the risk of death is higher for patients under the age of 65.
Researchers from the University of Florida in the US found that severe COVID-19 patients under the age of 65 had a 233 percent increased chance of dying compared to the uninfected.
80 percent of deaths in severe COVID-19 survivors were not linked to common complications from a respiratory or cardiac problem. Researchers said this suggests that patients have experienced an overall decline in their health, making them vulnerable to various diseases.
There was no significant increase in mortality in mild and moderate COVID-19 patients compared to the uninfected, highlighting the importance of reducing the likelihood of severe disease through vaccination.
For the study, the team tracked the electronic health records of 13,638 patients who underwent a PCR test for COVID-19, of which 178 patients showed severe COVID-19 symptoms, 246 showed mild and moderate COVID-19 symptoms. and the rest of the tests were negative. All patients in the study recovered from the disease, and the researchers would monitor their results for the next 12 months. (IANS)
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