Most COVID-19 Patients Placed on Ventilators Eventually Died, According to a New Study



Many of those with the illness had underlying conditions — 57 percent had high blood pressure, 41 percent were obese and 34 percent had diabetes.

"Of the patients who died, those with diabetes were more likely to have received invasive mechanical ventilation or care in the ICU compared with those who did not have diabetes," the study found.

Data also showed that only one-third of patients admitted to the hospital had a fever, a symptom which the CDC lists as one of the top signifiers of the virus.

On average, most patients were discharged from the hospital after four days, according to the study.

As of April 23, there have been 257,246 confirmed cases of coronavirus in New York and 15,302 deaths, according to a New York Times database. Across the country, 834,340 have fallen sick to the illness and over 42,000 people have died.

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