According to estimates by the British Statistics Office, around two million Britons had Long Covid in April. This corresponds to around 3.1 percent of the population, as the statistics authority announced on Wednesday.

In the survey by the authority, people were considered to be affected by Long Covid if they said they still had symptoms four weeks after their infection that could not be attributed to other reasons. A total of around 300,000 people were surveyed from April 4th to May 1st.

According to the statistics, 71 percent of those affected by long-Covid stated that they were restricted or burdened by the symptoms in their everyday life, one in five said they were very severely restricted. More people were affected in health and care professions and in poorer regions than in others.