|Title:||Clinical Characteristic of COVID-19 death from a Single Centre in Dublin, Ireland|
|Institution:||TUH , Dublin|
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|Abstract:||COVID-19 represents a major threat globally. We present the clinical characteristic of patients that died from COVID-19 at TUH.|
Out of the 305 patients who were diagnosed with COVID 19, 69(20%) died between March and July 2020.
The median age of the patients who died was 77 years.52.2% were males. 11.6% were admitted to the ICU, 10.1% were ventilated. The most common symptoms were fever and cough. Pneumonia and acute respiratory failure were the direct cause of death in 37 patients, and 25 patients had other causes of death in conjunction with COVID. 61 patients had evidence of infective changes on their admission chest X-ray (CXR). Lymphopenia was present in 72.5% of the patients on admission. D-Dimer done in 53 out of the 69 patients was elevated. Interleukin-6 was only done on 18 patients and was elevated in all of them. Procalcitonin was raised on 34 patients (49.3%).
22% of all confirmed COVID-19 cases in TUH died, mostly elderly frail patients, more male than female with severe disease and radiological findings on their CXR and 8 were admitted to ICU.