According to a survey conducted by a national research group, some people continued to have symptoms such as malaise and hair loss six months after being diagnosed with the sequelae of the new coronavirus.
This is a compilation of the results of each of the three research groups of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, which are investigating the sequelae of the new coronavirus.
Of these, according to an interim report by a research group led by Professor Koichi Fukunaga of Keio University, a questionnaire survey was conducted on 246 people hospitalized for the new coronavirus, and about 80% returned to their original health condition six months after the diagnosis. While they felt they had returned, 21% said they were tired or malaise, 13% said they were suffocating, 11% said they had a sleep disorder, and 10% said they had hair loss.
In addition, according to a report by a research group led by Professor Takaki Miwa of Kanazawa Medical University, who is investigating abnormalities in the sense of smell and taste, out of 251 patients under the age of 60 who are hospitalized or undergoing medical treatment, both sense of smell and taste 37% of the respondents answered that they had an abnormality, 20% had only the sense of smell, 4% had only the sense of taste, and 61% of the total answered that they had an abnormality.
On the other hand, one month after being discharged from the hospital, 60% of the respondents answered that their sense of smell was improved, and 84% of them said that their taste was improved. As soon as healed, his sense of smell and taste disappeared.
These research groups will continue to investigate the status of sequelae and their impact on life.