Bacterial and fungal coinfections in COVID-19 patients hospitalized during the New York City pandemic surge

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Abstract

We observed bacterial or fungal coinfections in COVID-19 patients admitted between March 1 and April 18, 2020 (152 of 4,267, 3.6%). Among these patients, mortality was 57%; 74% were intubated; 51% with bacteremia had central venous catheters. Time to culture positivity was 6-7 days, and 79% had received prior antibiotics. Metallo-β-lactamase-producing E. cloacae coinfections occurred in 5 patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)84-88
Number of pages5
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume42
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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