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COVID-19 statistics – revealed!
Ivan Damjanov | | Quick Read
What percentage of patients who died of COVID-19 in the intensive care units of major US medical centers (up to May 1, 2020) suffered from respiratory failure?
- 15 percent
- 35 percent
- 50 percent
- 93 percent
Answer: D. 93 percent
These data were reported by the multicenter STOP-COVID research group (Study of the Treatment and Outcomes in Critically Ill Patients with COVID-19). The study included a cohort of 2,215 COVID-19 patients admitted to the ICUs of 65 participating US hospitals (1).
- S Gupta et al., JAMA Intern Med, 180, 1 (2020). PMID: 32667668.