African ICUs have the world’s highest Covid death rate. Why?

Scarce resources and fewer critical care interventions contribute to mortality, new study finds

25 November 2020 - 20:28 By claire keeton

More than half the critically ill Covid-19 patients admitted to African ICUs from March to September had died in hospital by the 30-day mark. This is the highest Covid-19 ICU mortality on any continent, according to a study conducted in six countries, including SA.

The hospitals participating in the observational study (file:///C:/Users/jaco/Downloads/SSRN-id3707415.pdf), which is now under peer review, were from SA (11), Egypt (9), Ethiopia (7), Libya (7), Nigeria (2) and Ghana (2)...

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