A man has lost his hearing in one ear after falling ill with Covid-19 in Britain, The Times of London reports.
Doctors are now warning that the coronavirus may cause sudden permanent deafness in some patients.
The case was reported in the journal BMJ Care Reports and involved a 45-year-old patient with asthma who was admitted to the hospital with symptoms of Covid-19.
He spent 30 days in intensive care on a ventilator and was treated with remdesivir, intravenous steroids and a blood transfusion.
He recovered, but a week after his breathing tube was removed and he left intensive care, he noticed ringing in his left ear, which was followed by sudden hearing loss.
Doctors stressed that he had not previously had hearing problems, and outside of having asthma, was fit and well.