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Although the pandemic may be receding, the costs of the disease continue to be severe. A new study by health data analytics company Springbuk has estimated that in the six months following a diagnosis, patients hospitalized for Covid-19 cost their employers a total of $34,851 more than they otherwise would have.

More mild cases also resulted in higher-than-expected costs. Over the same period of time, patients who were diagnosed with Covid-19 but not hospitalized cost their employers a total of $1,037 more than expected.

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