According to one study, almost 90% of all ventilated coronavirus patients in New York’s largest healthcare system have died.
The study, published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, examined the electronic health records of 5,700 patients hospitalized at Northwell Health. The final results were known for 2,634 patients.
It found that overall, about 20 percent of COVID-19 patients treated at Northwell Health have died.
But among those placed on respirators, 88% died. For those over 65, the mortality rate after ventilating was 97%.
About 12% of the patients in the study needed ventilators, reports CNN.
The study also found that 94% of people hospitalized had some sort of underlying health problem.
It was found that 57% had high blood pressure, 42% were obese and 34% had diabetes.
The study found that overall, about 20 percent of the COVID-19 patients treated at Northwell Health died. 88% of people on respirators died
“Among the patients who died, those with diabetes were more likely to have received invasive mechanical ventilation or ICU care than those who did not have diabetes,” the researchers wrote.
Men have also been shown to die more often than women, the study found. No one under the age of 18 has died.
About a third of all patients arrived with fever when 17% were breathing too fast and 30% needed additional oxygen.
The study also indicates that those who became most seriously ill had some sort of underlying condition: 57% had high blood pressure, 41% were obese and 34% had diabetes
The patients were discharged after an average of four days.
About 14% were treated in intensive care, 3% required intensive dialysis and 21% died.
“This study reported death rates only for patients with specific outcomes (discharge or death), and a longer-term study may find different death rates for different segments of the infected population,” wrote l Northwell Health team.
“This is a very serious disease with a very poor outcome for those who suffer from it,” said Karina Davidson, one of the study authors and senior vice-president of the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research , which is part of the Northwell health system. , said Time.
“We want patients with serious chronic illnesses to take special care and seek medical care early, if they start to show signs and symptoms of infection. This involves knowing that they have been exposed to a person infected with this virus. “
Over 15,000 New Yorkers have died from coronavirus