AIZAWL: Even as new COVID-19 infections continue to remain high in Mizoram, medical experts have said that many COVID infected people are developing certain illnesses after recovering from the infection. Mizoram on Thursday reported 531 new COVID-19 cases, 6 higher than the previous day, with the tally increasing to 1,26,917.

On Wednesday, the single-day positivity rate increased to 11.11 per cent from 10.69 per cent on the previous day as the fresh cases were detected from 4,780 sample tests. At least 119 children were among the newly infected people, a health department official said.

According to Dr. P.C Lalramenga, nodal officer of COVID Task Force at Zoram Medical College (ZMC), a new study has revealed that there is a high chance of developing serious illnesses post-COVID-19.

He warned COVID-19 infected people to be cautious and take good care of their health even after they have recovered from the infection. 

“The exact duration of how long the recovered patients can develop serious illness is not known as study is still ongoing. Although many people have completely recovered and tested negative for COVID-19, some have developed certain illnesses that they never developed before being infected with COVID-19,” Dr Lalramenga told EastMojo.

People with co-morbidities and chronic diseases should be very careful in taking care of their health even after they have recovered from the infection, he said.

Post COVID-19 complications are being currently studied in different parts of the world, he said.

COVID-19 can impact health in different ways after recovery, he said quoting a study.

According to Lalramenga, COVID-19 used to affect lungs the most. Besides, heart, joints and brain can be affected and also lead to mental-health problems, he said.

“People can develop serious problem in post COVID-19 if lungs have been severely affected. COVID-19 can also lead to depression and anxiety,” he said, adding that recovered patients should take only moderate exercise to avoid serious complications.

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