The figures come from the UK’s National Center for Intensive Research and Audit (ICNARC) and were based on a sample of 7,542 critically ill patients confirmed to have Covid-19. The researchers found that 5,389 of these patients were men and 2,149 were women.
The report, released Friday, also found that men were more likely to die in intensive care, with 51% of deaths compared to about 43% of women who were admitted.
The report analyzed data on patients with Covid-19 confirmed from 286 NHS intensive care units in England, Wales and Northern Ireland participating in the ICNARC program until 4 p.m. Thursday.
The new data echo comments from a leading expert who said that Covid-19 was just as deadly as Ebola for people admitted to hospital in the UK.
University of Liverpool professor Calum Semple, pediatric pulmonology consultant at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and chief investigator of a study released Wednesday, said the data highlighted the danger of the coronavirus.
Research by Semple and his team found that of the total number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital, 17% were to be admitted to high dependency or intensive care units, and of these, 31% were discharged alive , 45% died and 24% continued to be treated in hospital.
Semple said, “Some people still believe that Covid-19 is no worse than a bad dose of the flu.
“They are seriously mistaken. Despite the best supportive care we can provide, the crude death rate for people admitted to hospital – that is, the proportion of people sick enough to require hospital treatment who die later – with a Covid -19 severe is 35 to 40%. , which is similar to that of people hospitalized for Ebola. It’s a really unpleasant disease. “
New ICNARC data also showed that about 56% of 60-69 year olds, 67% of 70-79 year olds and 65% of those 80 and older admitted to intensive care died there, compared to about 24% people under 50.
It also found that about 26% of intensive care patients with Covid-19 were black or Asian, compared to 66% who were of white ethnicity.
A separate report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies found that per capita deaths among black Caribbean people in English hospitals are three times higher than those of white Britons.
This follows a report from the Office for National Statistics which found that people living in the most deprived areas of England have experienced coronavirus mortality rates more than double those living in the least deprived areas.
The ICNARC report also said that 25% of intensive care coronavirus patients belonged to the poorest quintile (fifth of the population), compared to 14.5% who were in the least disadvantaged.