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Study of more than 16,700 COVID-19 patients identifies characteristics of severe disease

30 Apr 2020

To answer many urgent questions about the characteristics of people who are most severely affected by the virus and what happens to them in hospital, a study – called ‘ISARIC4C’ – has analysed data obtained from 16,749 COVID-19 hospital patients in the UK. The study is led by researchers from the University of Edinburgh, University of Liverpool, and Imperial College London, and was funded by UKRI as part of the UKRI/DHSC/NIHR COVID-19 rapid research response.

To provide real-time information in the pandemic, the results have been published on a preprint site, medRxiv, so it should be noted that the findings have not yet been peer-reviewed and accepted in a journal. [Update 22 May: the research is now published in the journal BMJ.]

Read the full news article on the UKRI website.


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