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April 24, 2020

Clarification of Mortality Rate and Data in Abstract, Results, and Table 2

JAMA. 2020;323(20):2098. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.7681

In the Original Investigation titled “Presenting Characteristics, Comorbidities, and Outcomes Among 5700 Patients Hospitalized With COVID-19 in the New York City Area” published online April 22, 2020, in JAMA,1 clarification and correction of data were required. In the Abstract, Results paragraph, the sentence reporting mortality for patients receiving mechanical ventilation should read, “As of April 4, 2020, for patients requiring mechanical ventilation (n = 1151, 20.2%), 38 (3.3%) were discharged alive, 282 (24.5%) died, and 831 (72.2%) remained in hospital.” This same sentence was added to the second paragraph of the Results section in the text. In the first paragraph of the text Results, the sentence about test results should read, “The first test for COVID-19 was positive in 5517 patients (96.8%), while 183 patients (3.2%) had a negative first test and positive repeat test.” In the Discussion, a paragraph was added to clarify the calculation of mortality rates. In Table 2, the number (%) of patients with concurrent entero/rhinovirus infection should be “22 (52.4).” This article has been corrected online.

Richardson  S, Hirsch  JS, Narasimhan  M,  et al; and the Northwell COVID-19 Research Consortium.  Presenting characteristics, comorbidities, and outcomes among 5700 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in the New York City area.   JAMA. Published online April 22, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.6775PubMedGoogle Scholar