Hospitalised Covid-19 patients with secondary bloodstream infections more likely to have worse outcomes

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Hospitalised adult patients with severe Covid-19 and secondary bloodstream infections were mostly likely to have worse clinical outcomes, such as prolonged hospital stays, and had a higher hospital mortality, according to a new study. 

The research published in Clinical Infectious Diseases assessed 375 Covid-19 patients who were admitted to hospital. Of these patients, 128 of them also had secondary bloodstream infections.

Experts drew blood samples from patients who were admitted to three different healthcare facilities in New Jersey in the United States. They then separated the Covid-19 patients between those whose blood tests revealed that they had secondary bloodstream infection and those who did not.

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