MOH: ‘Post-Covid’ symptoms, among them insomnia and anxiety, found in nearly two-thirds of serious case patients
A health worker tends to a patient at the Covid-19 Low-Risk Quarantine and Treatment Centre (PKRC) at the Malaysia Agriculture Expo Park (MAEPS) 2 in Serdang May 19, 2021. — Picture by Shafwan Zaidon
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 11 — The Ministry of Health (MoH) said today nearly two-thirds of level four and five recovering Covid-19 patients have Post Covid Syndrome, a condition with symptoms that could drag on for up to 12 weeks.
Those with the syndrome, dubbed the “Long Covid”, may show any of the five symptoms — fatigue, breathing difficulty while active, insomnia, coughing or anxiety. The ministry said its clinical tests showed 66 per cent of 1,004 Covid-19 patients receiving follow-up treatments had the syndrome.