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Black & Asian Patients Have Increased Risk of Severe COVID-19 at Different Stages of the Disease

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Patients of Black ethnicity have an increased risk of requiring hospital admission for COVID-19, while patients of Asian ethnicity have an increased risk of dying in hospital from COVID-19, compared to White patients, a study has found.

Data analysis published today (Friday 9th October 2020) in EClinicalMedicine, led by researchers at King's College London, with support from the NIHR Guy's and St Thomas' Biomedical Research Centre and the British Heart Foundation (BHF), examines the relationship between ethnic background and the virus SARS-CoV-2.

The study confirms that minority ethnic patients bear a ...