Members of Discovery Health Ltd., monitored for about a year after contracting Covid-19, were more likely to seek care for diabetes and hypertension, Shirley Collie, Discovery’s chief health analytics actuary, said in an interview on Wednesday. The risk of hospitalization, for any reason, increased 10% to 20%, she said. Still, the risk of dying is no higher. Discovery has about 3.7 million members.
“We don’t observe any increased mortality risk for the recovered population,” she said. “That’s very comforting.”