Beijing, Aug 5 (PTI) Ninety per cent of a study group of coronavirus-recovered patients in a prominent hospital in China’s Wuhan City, where a pandemic broke out, reported lung damage and five per cent reported quarantine again after positive virus testing, according to a media report on Wednesday. Since April, a team at the Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University headed by Peng Zhiyong, director of the Intensive Care Unit of the Hospital, has been making follow-up visits to ‘100 patients treated.’
The first phase of this one-year plan was completed in July. The average age of patients in the sample is 59 years. According to the findings of the first test, 90% of patients’ lungs are still in a weakened condition, which means that their lung ventilation and gas exchange functions have not recovered to the level of healthy people, according to the state-run Global Times.
As of Tuesday, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases had reached 84,491, including 810 patients who were still being treated, with 36 in severe condition. Altogether 79,047 people had been discharged after recovery, and 4,634 had died of the disease in the mainland, the NHC said.