About 40% of Covid-19 ICU patients in Switzerland are under 60 years old, the report said | Instant News

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  • About 40% of corona virus patients in intensive care in Switzerland are under 60 years old, according to the Swiss Medical Intensive Medicine Society in results published on Saturday by the Swiss media network SRF.
  • The report shows that of the country’s ICU patients under 60, more than one third do not have “relevant pre-existing conditions.”
  • Covid-19 patients under 60 in intensive care in Switzerland were more likely to survive than the older age group also in intensive care, the report concluded.
  • Switzerland has reported a total of 30,845 Covid-19 cases, according to Johns Hopkins University.
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A new report published by the Swiss Intensive Care Medical Society (SSICM) shows that among Swiss Covid-19 patients in intensive care, around 40% are under 60 years of age.

Latest SSICM report, published by the Swiss media network SRF on Saturday, shows that more than a third of the country’s intensive care patients under 60 do not have “relevant preexisting conditions” including diabetes or high blood pressure.

Antje Heise, vice president of SSCIM, told the SRF: “For most patients in the intensive care unit, and this includes younger patients, this is a long process. After that they have to spend a certain amount of time on a normal ward. After that, no it’s easy for them to get back to work again. ”

However, SSCIM reported, the majority of deaths occurred in Covid-19 intensive care patients over the age of 60, while younger patients generally survived.

Commuting in Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland, on May 11, 2020.

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Although more can still be found about how the new coronavirus affects different populations, including children and pregnant women, the latest report from Switzerland seems to reflect a report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding the age distribution of Covid-19 patients.

In the US, nearly 30% of confirmed coronavirus cases have occurred among people between 20-44, according to the report CDC.

Patients in that age group constitute 20% of hospitalizations and 12% of ICU admissions among US coronavirus cases. In addition, adults aged 45-64 accounted for 36% of US intensive care unit admissions, the CDC reported.

People in Geneva, Switzerland, on March 31, 2020.

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Switzerland has joined with other European countries in restrictions on locked restrictions for the past month

Many European countries have done it relaxed locking guidelines after being in quarantine and living under curfews for weeks and months. Switzerland, for example, now allows people to eat in restaurants and bars and officially announced at the end of April children aged 10 and under can hug their grandparents.

Switzerland has reported a total of 30,845 Covid-19 cases and 1,919 deaths at the time of writing, according to Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center.

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