The Journal of American Medicine (JAMA) just released a released a paper detailing new findings on COVID-19 and what we now know about New York State’s largest health system.
According to The Washington Post:
- Researchers found that 20 percent of all those hospitalized died.
- Researchers looked at the electronic medical records of 5,700 patients infected with covid-19 between Mar. 1 and Apr. 4.
- They focused on Northwell Health’s 12 hospitals located in New York City, Long Island, and Westchester County — all epicenters of the outbreak.
- 60% male, 40% female.
- The average age was 63.
- Those that died:
- 57% had hypertension.
- 41% obese.
- 34% had diabetes.
- All consistent with CDC stats.
- BUT: Studies indicate that asthma does not play a dominant role in outcomes of the disease.
- AND: 70% of the patients sick enough to be admitted to the hospital did not have a fever.
- CDC lists fever as the number one symptom.
- Many testing centers for the virus turned away patients if they did not a fever.