Kate Garraway discussed the impact of long Covid on the show on Monday, referencing husband Derek Draper's battle with the virus.

Derek contracted coronavirus last March and was left fighting for his life, as the virus caused severe damage to his body.

After being in an induced coma for months, Kate was devastatingly told her husband might not survive before she was given huge hope when he came round.

His battle has continued though, and while he is now at home with his family, he still has a long battle ahead of him as he continues to suffer from long Covid.

Good Morning Britain host Kate Garraway opened up on husband Derek Draper's recovery (



He is one of the longest-affected coronavirus patients in the whole of the UK, and while he returned home earlier this year, Derek is still very unwell.

Speaking on Good Morning Britain on Monday, Kate gave an update on Derek's health and his fight to recover from the virus.

She explained that there are more issues becoming apparent all the time, as a result of the virus' impact on him and his body.

Derek is one of the longest-affected coronavirus patients in the whole of the UK,

Listing some of the initial symptoms that Derek had, Kate went on to reveal that damage to different parts of his body has meant that there are more issues emerging as time goes on.

Kate Garraway's husband Derek is 'presenting with more issues' in his long Covid battle (


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He said on the show, as he also discussed the latest news on vaccinations: "Lots of people are suffering from long Covid.

"Symptoms can include extreme fatigue, brain fog, problems with vision, problems with pain, difficulty breathing, palpations, chest pain - all sorts of things."

Kate agreed with this, before referencing her own experience as she witnessed husband Derek's own symptoms.

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She replied: "That's only the ones we know as well. That’s the thing, more and more are emerging as different parts of the body are damaged.

"I know Derek is an extreme example of, all the time there are more issues. Initially, it was a bit of exhaustion and now it seems to be more of them presenting."

Doctor Amir went on "That’s absolutely right. The symptoms can be mild in some and very, very severe in others."

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.