A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of 106,543 coronavirus patients originally hospitalized between March and July found that one in eleven patients was readmitted within two months of being discharged, with 1.6 Percent of patients were readmitted more than once.
In another study of 1,775 coronavirus patients discharged from 132 VA hospitals in the first few months of the pandemic, nearly a fifth were hospitalized again within 60 days. More than 22 percent of them required intensive care and 7 percent required ventilators.
In a report of 1,250 patients discharged from 38 Michigan hospitals from mid-March to July, 15 percent were hospitalized again within 60 days.
Recurring recordings do not only affect patients who were seriously ill the first time.
“Even if they have had a very mild course, at least a third will have significant symptoms two to three months later,” said Dr. Eleftherios Mylonakis, chief infectious disease at Warren Alpert Medical School and Lifespan Hospitals at Brown University, co-wrote another report. “There is a wave of readmissions that is building up because at some point these people will say that I am not fine.”
Many re-hospitalized patients were prone to severe symptoms because they were over 65 years old or had chronic illnesses. But some younger and previously healthy people have also returned to hospitals.
When Becca Meyer, 31, of Paw Paw, Michigan, fell ill with the coronavirus in early March, she initially stayed at home and nursed symptoms such as difficulty breathing, chest pain, fever, extreme fatigue, and hallucinations, including the vision of being attacked by a sponge the shower.
Ms. Meyer, mother of four, was finally hospitalized for a week in March and again in April. She was readmitted in August with an infection and in September with severe nausea. This is evident from medical records that labeled her condition as “long-range Covid-19”.