Coronavirus: 172 With Sickle Cell Affected Worldwide

The SECURE-SCD Registry has reported that as of May 15, 2020, 172 persons with sickle cell have been reported as having caught the Coronavirus. 14 fatalities have been recorded.

Worldwide, Coronavirus cases have passed 5 million.

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BREAKDOWN

SCD Type: SS (71.35%), SC (19.88%), SBeta zero Thal (4.68%). Sbeta Thal (4.09%) of the total affected.

Age: The average age of those affected is 29.75 with a standard deviation of 13.75.

Sex: More females (56.98%) than males (41.86%) have been affected

Presenting Symptoms: Symptoms SCD patients affected by the Coronavirus presented with include Pain(62.21%), and Pneumonia (30.81%), Some presented with a combination of Pain and Pnuemonia. Other less significant symptoms include kidney failure, splenic sequestration, pulmonary hypertension, arrythmias, aplastic crises and stroke.

Treatment: Sickle cell patients with the Coronavirus were treated with

  • AZYTHROMYCIN
  • HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE
  • CORTICOSTEROIDS
  • HEPARIN
  • REMDESIVIR
  • TOCILIZUMAB

Treatment Interventions:

  • BLOOD TRANSFUSION
  • VENTILATION
  • INTENSIVE CARE
  • HOSPITALIZATION

Ethnicity: Black/African Americans are by far the most affected. Whites, Asians, southern Europeans, Hispanics and others occupy just a tiny fraction of the affected population.

World Case Locations: Source: SECURE-SCD REGISTRY

Countries Affected: Brazil, USA, Canada, Greece, Swizerland, Oman (Middle East)

Fatalities: 14 SCD patients affected with COVID-19 have died.

Source: SECURE-SCD REGISTRY

Africa

No known infections or fatalities recorded so far, a ‘miracle’ for a continent ill-prepared for such medical emergencies.

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