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Cytokine storm and hyperinflammation are associated with increased mortality in COVID-19. In this small uncontrolled cohort of patients with moderate-severe COVID-19, treatment with baricitinib plus hydroxychloroquine was associated with recovery in 11 of 15 patients. Baricitinib for the treatment of COVID-19 should be further investigated in randomized controlled clinical trials.