Approximately 90% Covid-19 patients in New York Hospitals Died on Ventilators, indicates report

Researchers also reported that almost all patients infected with coronavirus (COVID-19) put on mechanical ventilators in New York's largest health care system have died. The study analyzed the electronic health reports of 5,700 patients treated at Northwell Health, the largest health system in New York State, for the results reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association. In 2,634 cases the final results were reported. They find that about 20 percent of Northwell Health-treated COVID-19 patients died, and 88 percent of those put on ventilators lost their lives.
Approximately 90% Covid-19 patients in New  York Hospitals Died on Ventilators, indicates report

"To our knowledge, this study indicates the first large case series of sequentially hospitalized patients with confirmed COVID-19 in the US," reports said. This report briefs the demographics, baseline comorbidities, presenting clinical tests, and outcomes of the first sequentially hospitalized patients with COVID-19 from an academic health care system in New York. In the study, the research team found that the most common comorbidities were hypertension (56.6 percent), obesity (41.7 percent), and diabetes (33.8 percent). During hospitalization, 373 patients (14.2 percent) were treated in the intensive care unit care, 320 (12.2 percent) received invasive mechanical ventilation, 81 (3.2 percent) were treated with kidney replacement therapy, and 553 (21 percent) died.

Mortality for those requiring mechanical ventilation was 88.1, the researchers revealed. The median postdischarge follow-up time was 4.4 days and a total of 45 patients (2.2 percent) were readmitted during the study period."This research has several limitations. First, the study population only included patients within the New York metropolitan area. Second, the information was collected from the electronic health record database," the researchers stated. The US continues to be the worst affected, with 841,556 cases and 46,688 deaths, the highest tallies across the globe.  

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