Within this surveillance cohort of 598 hospitalized pregnant women with COVID-19, 55% were asymptomatic at admission. Among these pregnant women, 2% had pregnancy losses during COVID-19-associated hospitalizations and were experienced by both symptomatic and asymptomatic women.
Within this cross-sectional study of 115 consecutive COVID-19 patients with both non-severe (n=71) and severe (n=44) symptoms, platelets were found to associate with SARS-CoV-2 RNA and were hyper-activated in both non-severe and severe forms of COVID-19. Levels of D-dimer (a marker of thrombosis) failed to correlate with this platelet activation. This study suggests that platelets are at the frontline of COVID-19 parthenogenesis and may contribute to the overwhelming thrombo-inflammation in COVID-19.
Within this cross-sectional study, 50 cats of households or close contacts with COVID-19 in Hong Kong were tested for COVID-19. Six cases of apparent human-to-feline transmission were found involving healthy cats, with identical viral genomes between one owner and cat.
Three Cochrane Reviews were published on the use of antimicrobial mouthwashes (gargling) and nasal sprays in three different populations:
- Review 1: For healthcare workers when undertaking aerosol‐generating procedures (AGPs) on patients without suspected or confirmed COVID‐19 infection
- No articles were found on this topic.
- Review 2: For patients with suspected or confirmed COVID‐19 infection to improve patient outcomes and to protect healthcare workers treating them
- No completed studies on this topic, but identified 16 ongoing studies (including 14 randomized controlled trials (RCTs))
- Review 3: For healthcare workers to protect them when treating patients with suspected or confirmed COVID‐19 infection
- No completed studies on this topic, but identified 2 ongoing studies (including 2 RCTs)