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Table 1 Covid-19 health states, descriptions and disability weights [9]

From: Estimating the direct Covid-19 disability-adjusted life years impact on the Malta population for the first full year

Health state Description Disability weight (95% uncertainty interval)
Asymptomatic Has infection but does not experience any symptoms Nil
(Community; seeking healthcare assistance)
Has symptoms and causing some difficulty with the daily activities. Does not require hospital admission. 0.051 (0.032–0.074)
Severe (Hospitalised; non-intensive care) Has symptoms and causing great difficulty with daily activities. 0.133 (0.088–0.190)
Critical (Hospitalised; intensive care) Intensive care admission with or without respiratory support 0.655 (0.579–0.727)
Post-acute consequences Person still feels symptoms such as tired, fatigue, pain all over body, persisting after the acute infection 0.219 (0.148–0.308)