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Clinical symptoms of Covid-19: systemic review and meta-analysis

At the end of last year, acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) was identified in the Chinese city of Wuhan, which was detected during an epidemic of pneumonia in the same area. Infection with this virus causes a disease, called by World Health Organization (WHO) as Covid-19. After the new coronavirus spread around the world, on March 11, the WHO declared it a pandemic. According to current data, the number of confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 worldwide is 1,210,956, while the number of deaths is 67,594.

Although the virus is relatively new there are quite a few publications have been published on the disease caused by it, which, in turn, allows for systematic review and meta-analysis. Thus, our goal is to identify the clinical signs of Covid-19 and conduct meta-analysis of selected studies by using statistical methods.

The document prepared by us, on the one hand, will be useful for the medical sector. In particular, primary health care staff could use it in decision-making while addressing patients, and on the other hand, the Ministry of IDPs from the Occupied Territories, Labor, Health and Social Affairs could utilize it in preparing evidence-based national guidelines.

note: the full document is only available in Georgian


Author(s)

Egnate Shamugia