In a recent survey of private homes as of September 5, the ONS estimates that 1.1 million people have Covid symptoms for more than four weeks after their infection.
Of people with self-reported symptoms, ONS said 405,000 people had been suffering from the problem for at least a year since becoming infected.
More than 830,000 people said they still had symptoms at least 12 weeks after being infected.
Of these, ONS found that 211,000 people reported that their ability to perform their daily activities was “greatly restricted by their symptoms.” More than 706,000 respondents said the problems were affecting their daily lives to some extent.
The most recent survey showed that the spread of symptoms “showed signs of long-cavity in young people aged 17 to 24 years, and especially in the hospitality industry,” the ONS warned.
This is likely to result in a loosening of lockdown rules and the slow release of vaccines to young people.
ONS data are based on people’s self-reporting rather than medically diagnosed with a specific condition, but multiple research studies have shown that patients with long-cavity elements can cause serious bodily damage to their organs as well as fatigue and poorly defined brain fog ‘.
Fatigue is a common symptom for 56 percent of people, including their reaction. After this, 40 per cent reported respiratory distress and a third reported odor loss. Overall, 31 percent said it was now difficult to concentrate.
As a proportion of the UK population, the self-reported Long Covid is limited to people between the ages of 35 and 69, women and those living in the most deprived areas and those working in health or social care and having another activity- limiting health status or disability.
NHS England has established more than 90 Long Covide Clinics to support and assist people with persistent symptoms after Kovid-19 infection, but there is still a lack of consensus on what the definition of Long Covid is and what treatment is available to patients.
A review by the National Institutes for Health Research found that Long Covid can be caused by several different syndromes that may need to be treated differently.