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Hospitalization Rates and Characteristics of Patients Hospitalized with Laboratory-Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019

COVID-NET, 14 States, March 1–30, 2020 CDC COVID 19 data

  • Reaffirms the high risk for patient’s comorbidities, particularly Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease with similar findings between Lombardy, Italy and 14 stated in the US
  • Risk is also associated with other CV Disease Risk Factors such as Diabetes and obesity.
  • Both studies reaffirm increased risk in the elderly which may reflect more comorbidities in older age.
  • Respiratory symptoms were very prominent but symptoms related to multiple organ systems were found including Chest Pain
  • Reiterate the concern for patients with hypertension and underlying cardiac disease as a severe risk factor and warrant early screening and aggressive management.