Clinical characteristics of COVID-19 in China

Simon Collins, HIV i-Base

This study describes the clinical characteristics of COVID-19 in the first two months of the outbreak in China, in a selected cohort of 1099 laboratory confirmed cases from 552 hospitals in 30 provinces.

Data was based on hospitalised cases reported between 11 December 2019 and 29 January 2020, based on WHO interim criteria.

The median age was 47 years and approximately 40% were women. Of these, 5.0% were admitted to the ICU, 2.3% underwent invasive mechanical ventilation, and 1.4% died. 

Ref: Guan W et al. Clinical Characteristics of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in China. NEJM DOI:  10.1056/NEJMoa2002032. (28 February 2020).

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