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Lung damage could be permanent for some coronavirus patients, but new scans show significant healing after 12 weeks

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Belgian Doctor Ignace Demeyer points to a scanner image of the lungs of a patient suffering from COVID-19 in March.
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COVID-19 patients in Austria showed signs of lung damage six weeks after they left the hospital.
But many patients saw their CT scans improve after 12 weeks, which could be a sign that their lungs will heal over time.
However, once scarring occurs, the damage can't be undone .
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First, the bad news: Six weeks after leaving the hospital , a majority of COVID-19 patients still showed signs of lung damage...
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Mainland China reports nine new COVID-19 cases versus 12 a day earlier

Mainland China reports nine new COVID-19 cases versus 12 a day earlier

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Mainland China reported nine new COVID-19 cases as of Sept. 16, down from 12 reported a day earlier, the country's national health authority said on Thursday. The National Health Commission said in a statement all new cases were imported infections involving travelers from overseas. The number of new asymptomatic patients also fell to 14 from 16 a day earlier, though China does not count these patients as confirmed cases. Total of confirmed COVID-19 cases in mainland China now stands at 85,223, while the death toll remained unchanged at 4,634.
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