92% Recoveries Recorded
The SECURE-SCD Registry has reported that as of July 2, 2020, 235 persons with sickle cell have been reported as having caught the Coronavirus. 16 fatalities have been recorded.
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 28.31 with a standard deviation of 15.06
Sex: More females (55.56%) than males (43.11%) have been affected, with the overwhelming majority being African Americans
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
- BLOOD TRANSFUSION
- INTENSIVE CARE
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.
Countries Affected: Brazil, USA, Canada, Greece, Swizerland, Oman (Middle East)
Fatalities: 16 SCD patients affected with COVID-19 have died.
No known infections or fatalities recorded so far, a ‘miracle’ for a continent ill-prepared for such medical emergencies.