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Long Covid

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 74991, tabled on 15 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of people with long covid, by age category.

Answered on

23 November 2021

The Department uses estimates provided by the Office for National Statistics which is shown in the following table, as of 2 October 2021.

Age group

Estimate of number of people self-reporting symptoms at four weeks

Estimate of number of people self-reporting symptoms at 12 weeks

2 to 11 years old

20,000

9,000

12 to 16 years old

49,000

24,000

17 to 24 years old

142,000

75,000

25 to 34 years old

173,000

124,000

35 to 49 years old

310,000

228,000

50 to 69 years old

406,000

314,000

70 years old and over

103,000

74,000