16 July 2020
HealthDay Reports: More COVID-19 Patients in ICUs Are Surviving Now — Study
That translates to tens of thousands of lives saved, but just because fewer very ill COVID-19 patients are dying doesn't mean societies can become complacent about the threat.
More COVID-19 Patients in ICUs Are Surviving Now: Study
WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Even as new coronavirus infections soar in the United States, a new study offers one piece of good news: Severely ill COVID-19 patients are significantly more likely to survive now compared to a few months ago.
In fact, deaths for COVID-19 patients in intensive care units have fallen by nearly a third in North America, Asia and Europe since the start of the pandemic, researchers report.
Overall, ICU deaths fell from nearly 60% at the end of March to 42% by the end of May.