"According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Black people are more than twice as likely to die from COVID-19 as White, non-Hispanic persons," says Danielle EK Perkins, PhD, RN. "Increasing trust in Black communities is crucial."
Of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 infection, 7 in 10 had atrial arrhythmias, and 1 in 5 developed ventricular arrhythmias. 4 out of 10 patients with arrhythmia were mechanically ventilated, and only half survived.
The findings emphasize the infrequency of measuring and reporting mitigation strategies that specifically address patients' outcomes and thus a scarcity of high-quality evidence to inform program development.
Epidemiologic evidence suggests that patients with comorbidities and COVID-19 infection may have poor survival outcomes. However, the risk of coexisting medical conditions has not been systematically reported.
Several online sources provide up-to-date open-access data on numbers, rates, and proportions of COVID-19 deaths. This article aims to compare and interpret between-country trends of mortality rate, case-fatality, and all-cause excess mortality.