Cough sounds analysed for assessing Covid severity in patients in a new study

Updated: Sep 22 2023 1:19PM

New Delhi, Sep 22 (PTI) A cough analysis could soon reveal disease severity in COVID-19 patients, researchers said.

Differences in cough sounds depending on the severity of the respiratory condition were observed, the research team led by the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), Barcelona, Spain, said.

The results indicated that analysing coughs could help categorise Covid patients as mild, moderate, or severe and also monitor those with persistent infection, they said in their study published in the European Respiratory Journal Open Research.