Medical professionals are questioning whether ventilators are the best option for treating patients who are in a critical condition. Studies carried out in New York in the US and Wuhan in China suggest the current death rate associated with the support system is around 86-88%.
Now intensive care units in the UK are using sleep disorder machines to treat patients suffering from COVID-19. These provide patients with more gentle ventilation while allowing them to remain awake.
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Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.
Symptoms of coronavirus
The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
- a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
- a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
- shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)
Latest News about Covid-19
Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.