Bacterial and Fungal Co-Infections in COVID-19 Patients Hospitalized During the New York City Pandemic Surge

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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2020 Jul 24:1-13. doi: 10.1017/ice.2020.368. Online ahead of print.


We observed bacterial or fungal co-infections in COVID-19 patients admitted between March 1 - April 18, 2020 (152/4267, 3.6%). Mortality was 57%; 74% were intubated; 51% with bacteremia had central venous catheters. Time to culture positivity was 6-7 days; 79% received preceding antibiotics. Metallo-beta-lactamase-producing E. cloacae co-infections occurred in 5 patients.

PMID:32703320 | DOI:10.1017/ice.2020.368

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