A third of & # 39; coronavirus patients admitted to & # 39; e NHS die of & # 39; s disease and more than half of those on ventilators do not survive it, according to a large study.
Researchers who found almost 17,000 COVID-19 hospitals in the UK analyzed found that 33 percent died, 49 percent were discharged and 17 percent still receive care.
The study, the largest of its kind in Europe, found that just a fifth of intubated British patients made life at home.
Fifty-three percent died while on a ventilator and 27 percent were still on & # 39; time at the time of this writing. e machines are connected.
Of those in the ICU, 45 percent succumbed to the virus, 31 percent went home to the disease and just under a quarter were still treated.
Experts said the findings suggest that the coronavirus can be as dangerous as Ebola – which does not kill roughly out of every 10 people it infects.
Calum Semple, professor of outbreak medicine at & # 39; the University of Liverpool, said that & # 39; people should get their heads up & # 39; just how deadly the virus is.
He said that while coronaviruses infect far more people than Ebola, they have similar death rates when the diseases lead to hospitalization.
The bleak realities of & # 39; crisis were revealed in a report of & # 39; e International Severe Acute Respiratory and Emerging Infections (ISARIC).
A third of & # 39; coronavirus patients admitted to hospitals & # 39; e NHS die of & # 39; s disease, the largest COVID-19 study in Europe shows
Researchers who analyzed almost 17,000 COVID-19 hospitals in the United Kingdom found that 49 percent were discharged
The International Severe Acute Respiratory and Emerging Infections (ISARIC) report also found 17 per cent of patients admitted to the hospital are still receiving care
It was celebrated by a team of & # 39; top scientists of infectious diseases who are part of the global body of pandemic planning.
The study looked at 16,749 admissions between February 6 and April 18 in hospitals in England, Scotland and Wales.
Commenting on the findings, Professor Semple said: & # 39; It is a common misconception, even today, that Covid is just a poor dose of & # 39; is a flu.
'Coronavirus is a very serious disease, the fatal rate of hospital cases is of the same magnitude as Ebola.
& # 39; When you enter & # 39; t get hospitalized with Covid's disease and you're sick enough to be included – and you have to be pretty sick these days to get caught – the deadly rate for rough cases is somewhere between 35 to 40 percent.
"That's the same case of rough death rates for someone who's been hospitalized with Ebola. People need to hear this and get it on their heads.
The study, by Britain's largest experts on infectious disease, found that 53 percent of intubated patients did not survive
Just a fifth made life at home, according to the paper by the & # 39; Pandemic Planning Group
Their research showed that more than a quarter of those on mechanical ventilation were still receiving treatment
Coronavirus eight times more deadly than the flu
At least 4.2 million people in the UK are infected with the killer coronavirus, according to one of the & # 39; the best quotes of & # 39; death rate of & # 39; a disease.
And London, which has been at the heart of Britain's epidemic, is home to at least 935,000 people who already have the disease.
The estimate is based on figures from a public health surveillance in New York, which found that a quarter of & # 39; s population of & # 39; A city of 8 million people was exposed to the virus – which means that the approximately 16,000 deaths recorded there represent a death rate of 0.79 per cent.
Other noise levels in cities in Europe and a study by the University of California, Berkeley, put the virus death rate to between 0.19 and 0.5 percent. In comparison, the death toll from flu is thought to be the 0.1 percent mark.
Extrapolating these figures suggest that between 4.2 and 33.5 million Britons are infected with COVID-19, the vast majority of which have not been tested, and between 935,000 and 3.8 million people in London may have been ill.
Officials have no idea how big the outbreak is really because of a lack of widespread testing for people outside NHS hospitals.
As of yesterday, 161,145 people had officially tested positive in the UK, but the vast majority of these have been NHS hospital patients as staff. Many members of the public are thought to have been infected and recovered without medical assistance.
Recent research in major Western cities now provides insight into & # 39; the true baptismal rate of & # 39; e infection – that is, the proportion of people who die from everyone who finds it, not just the ones who end up in hospital.
These figures apply to the numbers of people who are known to have died in London and the UK as a whole can give a rough picture of how many people in the country may have been infected.
Bureau of National Statistics data today suggested that the actual death rate of & # 39; the UK outbreak of coronavirus will eventually be 55 percent higher than the daily & # 39; a Department of Health show, which means 33,596 people have already died in the country along with 7,391 people in the & # 39; s capital city.
Professor Chris Whitty, the country's chief medical officer, said last week that he thought more than 10 percent of people in London had already caught the virus – about 900,000 people – but that exposure was likely lower in other countries regions & # 39; s.
& # 39; The reason the government is inclined to stay home until the outbreak is silent is that this is an incredibly dangerous disease. It doesn't surprise me at all that it's a really nasty disease. & # 39;
The ISARIC study also found that most patients who fell ill enough to need treatment were between the ages of 57 and 82 years. The median age of those who fall victim to the disease is 80.
But one in 100 coronavirus sufferers who need hospital care are under the age of five, and one in 50 is 18 or younger.
The most serious symptoms of & # 39; disease appear to strike men more than women, of which 60 percent of & # 39; e talents is masculine.
Pregnancy was not associated with an increased risk, the researchers note, in contrast to the flu that makes mothers more vulnerable.
Since the beginning of the outbreak, doctors have warned people with underlying health conditions it is likely to be critically ill with the virus.
But the study found that almost half (47 per cent) of patients had no reported comorbidities.
For those with misery, there was severe disease (29 per cent), diabetes (19 per cent), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (19 per cent) and asthma (14 per cent).
The most common symptoms were cough (70 percent), fever (69 percent) and shortness of breath (65 percent).
But the researchers found that there were also three distinct clusters of symptoms in certain regions of the body – the most common in the respiratory system.
These symptoms included a sore throat, runny nose, ear pain, wheeze and chest pain.
Another cluster was located in the stomach and intestine, with patients suffering from vomiting, diarrhea and cramps. a tummy.
The third included musculoskeletal symptoms – including muscle and joint pain, and fatigue.
Writing in & # 39; paper, published on & # 39; a MedRxiv pre-print website and not peer-reviewed, the researchers said: & # 39; While most patients with COVID-19 experience mild disease, of those who have not been admitted to the hospital for 14 days. prior to data extraction, half of the life was undone and one-third died.
"Seventeen percent of those admitted to hospital require critical care. Those who have poor outcomes are more often elderly, male and obese.
'The near-real-time analysis of data presented by this groundbreaking public health study allows health policy makers to respond dynamically to the best evidence it presents, such as expanded ICU capacity.
'Our study is the first report in Europe of a very large and rapidly conducted study of COVID19 on the vital importance of planning for the study of threats of epidemics and pandemics and they must sustain them.
& # 39; It provides evidence of the pattern of disease in & # 39; a population of & # 39; the UK, identifies the sectors of & # 39; a population that is most at risk and using resources for health care. & # 39;
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