Coronavirus in every fifth case, leads to serious disturbances of liver function the patient has learned from the professional studies of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

The experts reviewed the clinical data of the first 1 thousand 40 patients COVID-19 in Hong Kong, ranging in age from 22 to 52 years. The physicians found in 23% of patients of a serious breach of the functioning of the liver, most of them needed intensive care, reports TASS with reference to the radio station RTHK.

So, according to the study, patients with coronavirus can develop reactive or ischemic hepatitis. Also, liver damage can be caused by drugs, including antibiotics, steroid and antiviral drugs. According to Hong Kong scientists, the elderly, people infected with coronavirus, the risk of liver disease increases.

Previously, scientists of the Polytechnic University of Hong Kong expressed the view that the coronavirus in the course of evolution might have stopped the mutation and eventually to better adapt to the human body. This allowed him to become more infectious.

From July 5 in Hong Kong once again began to spread the coronavirus after three weeks of zero growth infected. Last week in one of the most densely populated cities in the world are recorded every day over a hundred cases of infection.