ISARIC COVID-19 Clinical Data Report issued: 27 March 2022
Baillie JK., Baruch J., Beane A., Blumberg L., Bozza FA., Broadley T., Burrell A., Carson G., Citarella BW., Dunning J., Elotmani L., Barrio NG., Goffard J-C., Goncalves B., Hall M., Hashmi M., Horby P., Jassat W., Kartsonaki C., Vijayaraghavan BKT., Vecham PK., Laouenan C., Lissauer S., Martin-Loeches I., Mentre F., Morton B., Munblit D., Nekliudov NA., Nichol A., Ong DSY., Panda PK., Jimenez MP., Petrovic M., Ramakrishnan N., Ramos GV., Roger C., Rojek A., Sandulescu O., Semple MG., Sharma P., Shrapnel S., Sigfrid L., Heng BSL., Singh BC., Somers E., Streinu-Cercel A., Taccone FS., Wei J., Wils E-J., Wong XC., Young K., Olliaro PL., Merson L.
AbstractISARIC (International Severe Acute Respiratory and emerging Infections Consortium) partnerships and outbreak preparedness initiatives enabled the rapid launch of standardised clinical data collection on COVID-19 in Jan 2020. Extensive global participation has resulted in a large, standardised collection of comprehensive clinical data from hundreds of sites across dozens of countries. Data are analysed regularly and reported publicly to inform patient care and public health response. This report, our 17th report, is a part of a series published over the past 2 years. Data have been entered for 800,459 individuals from 1701 partner institutions and networks across 60 countries.The comprehensive analyses detailed in this report includes hospitalised individuals of all ages for whom data collection occurred between 30 January 2020 and up to and including 5 January 2022, AND who have laboratory-confirmed SARS-COV-2 infection or clinically diagnosed COVID-19.For the 699,014 cases who meet eligibility criteria for this report, selected findings include: median age of 58 years, with an approximately equal (50/50) male:female sex distribution29% of the cohort are at least 70 years of age, whereas 4% are 0-19 years of agethe most common symptom combination in this hospitalised cohort is shortness of breath, cough, and history of fever, which has remained constant over timethe five most common symptoms at admission were shortness of breath, cough, history of fever, fatigue/malaise, and altered consciousness/confusion, which is unchanged from the previous reportsage-associated differences in symptoms are evident, including the frequency of altered consciousness increasing with age, and fever, respiratory and constitutional symptoms being present mostly in those 40 years and above16% of patients with relevant data available were admitted at some point during their illness into an intensive care unit (ICU), which is slightly lower than previously reported (19%)antibiotic agents were used in 35% of patients for whom relevant data are available (669,630), a significant reduction from our previous reports (80%) which reflects a shifting proportion of data contributed by different institutions; in ICU/HDU admitted patients with data available (50,560), 91% received antibioticsuse of corticosteroids was reported in 24% of all patients for whom data were available (677,012); in ICU/HDU admitted patients with data available (50,646), 69% received corticosteroidsoutcomes are known for 632,518 patients and the overall estimated case fatality ratio (CFR) is 23.9% (95%CI 23.8-24.1), rising to 37.1% (95%CI 36.8-37.4) for patients who were admitted to ICU/HDU, demonstrating worse outcomes in those with the most severe disease To access previous versions of ISARIC COVID-19 Clinical Data Report please use the link below: https://isaric.org/research/covid-19-clinical-research-resources/evidence-reports/