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People line up to get Covid-19 tests at a hospital in Buenos Aires (Natacha Pisarenko/AP)

People line up to get Covid-19 tests at a hospital in Buenos Aires (Natacha Pisarenko/AP)

People line up to get Covid-19 tests at a hospital in Buenos Aires (Natacha Pisarenko/AP)

A "SIGNIFICANT" proportion of Covid-19 patients admitted to hospital will still suffer adverse symptoms three months after being sent home, a new study has suggested.

Breathlessness, fatigue, depression and limited exercise ability are felt by many two to three months after infection.

MRI scans revealed many are left with abnormalities in the lungs, heart, liver and kidneys.

University of Oxford researchers examined the medium-term effects of Covid-19 on 58 people admitted to hospital.

Two to three months after they first showed symptoms, 64pc still suffered persistent breathlessness and 55pc had significant fatigue.

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