Long Covid symptoms are estimated to adversely affect the daily activities of 1.2 million people in the UK
The Omicron variant of Covid-19 was less likely to lead to Covid longer than Delta in people who had received two doses of the coronavirus vaccine, according to new figures.
But how much less likely is it to develop Covid long-term after Omicron, and how is this different from Delta?
Here’s what you need to know.
Are you likely to get Covid long after two hits?
Data show that the proportion of twice-vaccinated adults infected with the Omicron BA.1 strain who reported having Covid 4 to 8 weeks later was 50% lower than those with Delta.
The trial statistics also showed no evidence of a difference in persistent Covid disease risk between first Delta infections compared with the Omicron variants BA.1 and BA.2 among adults. City received three doses of the vaccine.
However, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) says the proportion of adults with triplet reporting Covid symptoms lasting four to eight weeks after first being infected is 22% higher with the Omicron BA variant. .2 compared to strain BA.1. .
But the ONS added that there was no statistical evidence of a difference in the likelihood of long-term Covid activity-limiting between the Omicron variants BA.1 and BA.2.
“Among dual-vaccinated adult study participants, the sociodemographic adjusted prevalence of long-term Covid disease was self-reported 4 to 8 weeks after coronavirus infection,” the ONS said. The first (Covid-19) compatible with the Delta variant is 15.9%.
“This is compared with 8.7% for infections compatible with the Omicron BA.1 variant.
“Among adults who received triple immunization, there was no statistical evidence for a difference in self-reported long-term Covid morbidity adjusted between first infections compatible with the Delta variant. and infections with Omicron BA.1 or Omicron BA.2.
“However, the adjusted prevalence for Omicron BA.2-compatible infections (9.3%) was higher than for Omicron BA.1-compatible cases (7.8%) ).”
Separate figures from the ONS also show an estimated 1.8 million people in the UK are likely to experience symptoms of Covid lasting for the 4 weeks to 3 April, equivalent to 2.8% of the population .
This is a 6% increase from 1.7 million people a month earlier, and includes 791,000 people who first contracted Covid-19, or suspected they had the virus, at least a year ago.
What is long Covid?
Symptoms of Long Covid are estimated to adversely affect the daily activities of 1.2 million people, about two-thirds of whom self-report long-term Covid.
Self-reported long-term Covid is defined as symptoms that persist for more than four weeks after a first suspected Covid-19 infection that cannot be explained by anything else.
According to the NHS, common lingering Covid symptoms include:
- extremely tired (tired)
- short of breath
- chest pain or tightness
- problems with memory and concentration (“brain fog”)
- trouble sleeping (insomnia)
- heart beat fast
- pins and needles
- depression and anxiety
- tinnitus, ear pain
- feeling nauseous, diarrhea, stomachache, loss of appetite
- high temperature, cough, headache, sore throat, change in smell or taste
The ONS said rates of self-reported long-term Covid-19 were highest among 35- to 49-year-olds, women, people living in more deprived areas, people working in social care, teaching and educating or health care and people with limited health activity other status or disability.
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