Research and analysis

ONS: Post-COVID-19 complications following hospitalisation, 3 February 2021

Paper prepared by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) for the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE).


ONS: Post-COVID-19 complications following hospitalisation - 3 February 2021

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Paper by ONS on post COVID-19 complications. It was considered at SAGE 79 on 4 February 2021.

These are an assessment of the evidence at the time of writing. As new evidence or data emerges, SAGE updates its advice accordingly.

This paper should be read alongside the paper ONS: Update on long COVID prevalence estimate, 1 February 2021

These documents are released as pre-print publications that have provided the government with rapid evidence during an emergency. These documents have not been peer-reviewed and there is no restriction on authors submitting and publishing this evidence in peer-reviewed journals.

Published 19 February 2021