COVID-19 patients who undergo surgery are at increased risk of postoperative death

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Patients undergoing surgery after contracting coronavirus are at greatly increased risk of postoperative death, a new global study reveals. Researchers found that amongst SARS-CoV-2 infected patients who underwent surgery, mortality rates approach those of the sickest patients admitted to intensive care after contracting the virus in the community.

This full article appears on <a href="https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/05/200529190739.htm">Science Daily</a>

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