According to Office for National Statistics data published on August 5, an estimated 945,000 people living in private households in the UK were experiencing long Covid symptoms.
This equates to 1.46 percent of the British population which was down slightly from 1.49 percent in the data published on June 6.
Of people with self-reported long COVID, 835,000 (88.4 percent) first had (or suspected they had) COVID-19 at least 12 weeks previously, and 380,000 (40.2 percent) first had (or suspected they had) COVID-19 at least one year previously.
Fatigue was determined as the most common symptom – impacting 528,000 people, compared to 388,000 with shortness of breath, 296,000 with muscle ache and 285,000 with a loss of their sense of smell.
The highest rates of self-reported long Covid was in people aged 35 to 69 years.
In addition, it was detected in females, people living in the most deprived areas, those working in health or social care, and those with another activity-limiting health condition or disability.