Major study to gather long Covid patient data in Scotland
A major study of long Covid plans to gather data from patients to forecast the people who might need treatment.
All adults in Scotland who have tested positive for the virus, as well as a small number who were negative, will be asked to take part by text message.
They will be encouraged to log their symptoms through an app.
Long Covid has been described as symptoms continuing for more than 12 weeks after infection, which cannot be explained by other causes.
An estimated 79,000 people in Scotland are living with “self-reported” long Covid, according to Office for National Statistics figures.