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One-third of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 need ICU care, study finds

UPI, March 4, 2021

March 4, 2021

One-third of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 need ICU care, study finds

Nearly one-third of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in the United States require treatment in the intensive care unit and 14% die from the disease …. “Our study demonstrates that COVID-19 has a huge impact on patients’ health,” study co-author Dr. Ninh T. Nguyen told UPI. “It is a deadly disease that afflicts everyone but particularly older individuals [and] it is a debilitating disease as many [patients] require a lengthy hospitalization and a lengthy recovery,” said Nguyen, chief of the division of gastrointestinal surgery, [school of medicine], at the University of California Irvine.