NY Largest Health System Records Death Of Over 85 Percent COVID-19 Patients Placed On Ventilators

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According to a study, over 85% of coronavirus patients in New York’s largest health system who were placed on ventilators, died.

Researchers at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research and Northwell Health, which employs more than 68,000 people in the state revealed that the total death rate of COVID-19 patients was about 20%.

Further studies have revealed that patients who need ventilators to breath have a low chance of survival.

About 12% of the patients in the study needed ventilators, Dr. Safiya Richardson at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, Northwell Health, and colleagues found, and 88% of those who needed ventilators eventually died.

The study, which was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that the high percentage of ventilator deaths could change since of the 5,700 patients they examined, final outcomes were known for just 2,634 as many remained hospitalized at the time of publication.

According to CNN, the researchers said: “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.”

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More research revealed that mostly those with underlying health conditions suffer the severe form of the coronavirus. More than half, or 57%, had high blood pressure, 41% were obese and 34% had diabetes.

Also, About a third of all patients showed up with fevers, 17% were breathing too fast and just under 30% needed extra oxygen. On average, patients were sent home after four days.

“This study reported mortality rates only for patients with definite outcomes (discharge or death), and a longer-term study may find different mortality rates as different segments of the population are infected,” the Northwell Health team wrote.

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