Our experience of COVID-19 at a large District General Hospital in the North West of England

The aim of this retrospective cohort epidemiological study is to review our patients who were presenting with COVID 19 from March 17, 2020 to May 20, 2020 to determine the outcomes in terms of mortality, discharge rate and current admissions, comorbidities and to further investigate the high mortality rate observed at our hospital. From March 17, 2020 to May 20, 2020 a total of 514 patients were admitted with a positive COVID-19 swab. Out of the 514 patients, 284 (55%) were male while 230 (45%) were female (Figure 1). Among the 514 patients admitted, 236 (45.9%) died, 263 (51.2%) were discharged, 1 (0.2%) was discharged and then readmitted, 1 (0.2%) was transferred while 13 (2.5%) are still admitted at the hospital. Out of the 236 patients who died, 144 (61%) were male and 92 (39%) were female. 130 (49%) of the 263 patients discharged were male and 133 (51%) were female. One female patient was discharged but then readmitted and one male patient was transferred. Out of the 13 patients still admitted at the hospital 9 (69%) are male and 4 (31%) are female (Fig 2). Upon review of the pre-existing comorbid conditions of the patients, it was noted that 101 (20%) patients had no comorbid conditions, 59 (11%) had one comorbid condition, 93 (18%) had two comorbid conditions, 106 (21%) had three and 155 (30%) had four or more comorbid conditions.