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The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been very severe in China.1 As of March 2020, many tens of thousands of patients have had confirmed COVID-19, and cases have been increasing daily.2 The mortality is much higher in Wuhan, China, than in other cities.3 To understand the characteristics of patients who die of COVID-19, we analyzed 168 patients with COVID-19–induced pneumonia who died.
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Accepted for Publication: March 12, 2020.
Published: April 10, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.5619
Correction: This article was corrected on May 8, 2020, to fix an error in the third paragraph of the Discussion section.
Open Access: This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the CC-BY License. © 2020 Xie J et al. JAMA Network Open.
Corresponding Author: Haibo Qiu, MD, PhD, Department of Critical Care Medicine, School of Medicine, Zhongda Hospital, Southeast University, No. 87, Dingjiaqiao Rd, Nanjing 210009, Jiangsu, China (email@example.com).
Author Contributions: Drs Xie and Qiu had full access to all of the data in the study and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.
Concept and design: Xie, Guan, Du, Qiu.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: Xie, Tong, Du, Qiu.
Drafting of the manuscript: Xie, Qiu.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Tong, Guan, Du, Qiu.
Statistical analysis: Xie, Tong, Qiu.
Obtained funding: Du, Qiu.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Tong.
Supervision: Tong, Guan, Du, Qiu
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: This study was supported by grants 2020YFC0841300 and 2020YFC0843700 from the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China.
Role of the Funder/Sponsor: The funder had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.
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