Sciensano observes these differences between corona patients admitted in the first wave and period afterwards | Medical | Science & Planet

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Covid-19 has been raging in our society since March and people with the virus have been hospitalized. Between the first wave (from March to June 22) and the period afterwards (June 23 to September 14), Sciensano noted significant differences in the profile of the corona patients hospitalized. Steven Van Gucht explained the findings this afternoon at the press conference of the National Crisis Center. Conclusion? Last summer, the Covid-19 patients were on average younger and less seriously ill.

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In total, information was analyzed from 16,792 patients, the interfederal spokesperson clarified. This concerns about 70 percent of patients who have been hospitalized with Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic. Note: the data from mid-September is not yet available. The recent increases have therefore not been included in the analysis, says Van Gucht.


“We see that, from this summer to mid-September, the patients admitted to the hospital are on average a bit younger and have fewer underlying conditions,” the scientist explains the results. “Patients are usually less ill on admission and also have a lower chance of being referred to intensive care. The chance of death is also lower. ”


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