Hispanic/multiracial patients and COVID-19

2020-11-09T18:25:19+00:00November 9th, 2020|

Black Hispanics with a particularly high risk of severe COVID-19. BY JONATHAN EDWARDS According to a new study, Hispanics have a higher risk of serious COVID-19 disease, including ICU death and death, than non-Hispanic whites. The risk is particularly high in patients who are both black and Hispanic. For the study, the researchers analyzed data from more than 78,000 COVID-19 patients reported to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention between April 5 and May 18, 2020. The analysis compared hospitalization, ICU admissions, respiratory support needs and death rates for [...]