Scientists might be able to tell which coronavirus cases will be fatal

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  • Researchers have examined the detailed medical records of 85 patients who died in Wuhan of COVID-19, looking for commonalities.
  • They searched for comorbidities, symptoms, and test results that could indicate a poor coronavirus prognosis.
  • The findings could be used to adapt protocols and therapies for COVID-19 patients that may be most at risk of developing a severe coronavirus case.
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Scientists may be scrambling for COVID-19 cures and vaccines right now, but the harsh reality is that the novel coronavirus will continue to claim lives for many weeks and months to come. Some countries managed to flatten the curve and keep the death toll in check through a combination of social distancing measures and aggressive testing. In contrast, others have been overwhelmed by the increasing number of COVID-19 patients in the past few weeks. Nearly 76,000 have people died around the world as of Tuesday morning stats, out of more than 1,335,000 confirmed patients.

Some medical professionals are trying to improve protocols for people who experience life-threatening COVID-19 infections by looking at what happened in fatal coronavirus cases. A study that used artificial intelligence recently discovered three signs that increase the likelihood of a COVID-19 patient developing respiratory complications that would require ventilation. Now, a new study from China and the US analyzed a group of fatal COVID-19 patients, looking for commonalities between those cases.

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