Dr. Sudhir Mehta throws spotlight on a highly relevant study from NEJM, the reputed journal, and shares his comments on the clinical characteristics and the overall mortality rate in different set of population.
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Analysis of 1099 COVID-19 cases in China shows lower rates of severe disease and mortality*
As COVID-19 nears pandemic status we need an understanding of its clinical spectrum. Researchers at a national Chinese research center analyzed data on 1099 inpatients and outpatients (median age, 47; 58% male; 3.5% healthcare workers) with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 diagnosed at 552 hospitals in China between December 11, 2019, and January 29, 2020.