Clinical Characteristics of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in China

  title={Clinical Characteristics of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in China},
  author={Wei-Jie Guan and Zheng-yi Ni and Yu Hu and Wen-hua Liang and Chunquan Ou and Jianxing He and Lei Liu and Hong Shan and Chun-liang Lei and David S C Hui and Bin Du and Lanjuan Li and Guang-qiao Zeng and Kwok Yung Yuen and Ru-chong Chen and Chun-li Tang and Taojiao Wang and Ping-yan Chen and Jie Xiang and Shi-yue Li and Jin-lin Wang and Ziyao Liang and Yi-xiang Peng and Li Wei and Yong Liu and Ya-hua Hu and Peng Peng and Jian-ming Wang and Ji-yang Liu and Zhong Chen and Gang Li and Zhi-jian Zheng and Shao-qin Qiu and Jie Luo and Chang-jiang Ye and Shao-yong Zhu and Nan‐shan Zhong},
  journal={The New England Journal of Medicine},
  • W. Guan, Z. Ni, N. Zhong
  • Published 28 February 2020
  • Medicine
  • The New England Journal of Medicine
Abstract Background Since December 2019, when coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) emerged in Wuhan city and rapidly spread throughout China, data have been needed on the clinical characteristics of the affected patients. Methods We extracted data regarding 1099 patients with laboratory-confirmed Covid-19 from 552 hospitals in 30 provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities in mainland China through January 29, 2020. The primary composite end point was admission to an intensive care unit… 

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