ICU mortality in COVID-19 vs other viruses

Mortality in COVID-19 vs other viruses (UK). Mortality in ICU patients with COVID-19 (n=690) as compared to pneumonia caused by other viruses (2017-2019, n=4434). ‘Resp’ = non-invasive support, including oxygen 50%+ or mask BiPAP. ‘Vent+’ = endotracheal ventilation or ECMO.



COVID-19 mortality ICU in UK

A surprising number of young people are hospitalized with COVID-19

COVID-19 in the hospital (USA). (Feb-Mar 2020). Approximate rates of hospitalization, intensive care and case-fatality, by age group.


Between 12 Feb and 16 Mar, 4226 COVID-19 cases were reported in the United States. The graph above is based on data from 2449 cases. 31% of cases, 45% of hospitalizations, 53% of ICU admissions, and 80% of deaths occurred among adults aged ≥65 years with the highest percentage of severe outcomes among persons aged ≥85 years. These findings are similar to data from China, which indicated that >80% of deaths occurred among persons aged ≥60 years. These preliminary data also demonstrate that severe illness leading to hospitalization, including ICU admission and death, can occur in adults of any age with COVID-19. In contrast, persons aged ≤19 years appear to have milder COVID-19 illness, with almost no hospitalizations or deaths reported to date in the United States in this age group.



COVID-19 age distribution graph