Corona: Puzzling blood clot in Covid-19-patients

The Coronavirus pandemic, keeps the world in breath, More than three million people are infected worldwide with the novel Virus – 157.497 of them in Germany. All messages to the Corona-crisis and the fight against the spread of the Virus, you can find in the News Ticker of FOCUS Online.

Just under three weeks, the canadian actor Nick Cordero was because of Covid-19 in the ICU, the Doctors had to amputate the 41-Year-old the right leg. By a blood clot in the leg was dead. Such thrombosis is another complication of infection with the novel Coronavirus, the physicians in China, Europe and the United States reports.

"I had a 40-Year-old on my intensive care unit, had blood clots in the fingers, and it looked as if they would verlieren&quot you;, the Doctor Shari Brosnahan from the University hospital Langone in New York says. The only possible explanation for this clots the Sars-CoV-2-Virus was. One of the patients both legs and hands would no longer be sufficiently supplied with blood, portrays the intense physician. An Amputation was likely to be. AFP

Blood clots are not only for the limbs to be dangerous, but can also find their way into the lungs, the heart or the brain, and pulmonary embolism, heart attacks and strokes cause. In a Recently in the Dutch magazine "Thrombosis Research" study published showed that almost every third out of 184 examined, Corona patients with thrombotic complications. The scientists referred to it as a "remarkably hoch" – even if the extreme consequences, such as amputations are rare.

The risk of thrombosis by Covid-19 was so high that patients "may be prophylactically with blood thinners administered sollten&quot be;, a team of researchers writes in the New York city physician, Behnood Bikdeli in the journal "Journal of The American College of Cardiology". "I’ve seen in my career, hundreds of blood clots, but never before have so many abnormal extreme Fälle", Bikdeli says.

It is still unclear why the blood clot in Covid-19 can form. A possible explanation is that people who become seriously ill, often suffer from pre-existing medical conditions of the heart and lungs, the thrombosis risk is increased.

Here you will find the currently reported Figures by the health ministries of the countries.

  • Baden-Württemberg: 31.406 (1307 Deaths)
  • Bavaria: 41.804 (1708 Deaths)
  • Berlin: 5738 (137 Deaths)
  • Brandenburg: 2815 (136 Deaths)
  • Bremen: 796 (29 Deaths)
  • Hamburg: 4682 (147 Deaths)
  • Hesse: 8057 (336 Deaths)
  • Mecklenburg-Vorpommern: 687 (17 Deaths)
  • Lower Saxony: 10.015 (408 Deaths)
  • North Rhine-Westphalia: 32.160 (1171 Deaths)
  • Rhineland-Palatinate: 5956 (159 Deaths)
  • Saarland: 2526 (130 Deaths)
  • Saxony: 4586 (151 Deaths)
  • Saxony-Anhalt: 1526 (39 Deaths)
  • Schleswig-Holstein: 2653 (101Todesfälle)
  • Thuringia: 2145 (78 Deaths)

Total: State 28.04., 19.28 PM, 157.497 (6054 Deaths)

The Day Before: The State 27.04., 19.05, 156.232 (5842 Deaths)

Source to be Infected – and death-figures: country health and social ministries.

The number of Healed, according to the Robert Koch-Institute in Germany for approximately 117.400

Currently, the RKI reported reproduction number: of 0.9 (as of 28.04.)

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