The Corona pandemic is not over for many Danes. According to a study co-authored by Region Central Jutland and Aarhus University Hospital, 448 patients are still being treated for long-term COVID complications at the city’s largest hospital.
More than 75 percent are women aged 30-70. The majority report being plagued by mental fatigue and it affects their ability to function.
Dizziness and memory problems
“There were many things I could not remember; I couldn’t follow a normal conversation. I had to ask people to speak very slowly, otherwise I would get dizzy,” says Lise Houe, a 36-year-old mother of two children who was infected in January 2022, to DR.
Almost 10 percent of the population had late complications
Houe is now on the road to recovery after almost a year of symptoms, and it is estimated that many Danes have or are still struggling with late complications.
The Danish Health Authority and the WHO estimate that around 10 percent of people who get corona suffer from long-term effects. Usually they need at least six months to fully recover.
However, there is optimism among health professionals that the number of those affected will decrease.
Source: The Nordic Page