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 the virus causes a disease called Covid-19 by the World Health Organization (WHO). 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 not long after the spread of the new Coronavirus, quite a few publications have been published on the disease caused by the virus and viral infection, which, in turn, allows for systematic review and meta-analysis. Thus, our goal is a systematic review of the clinical signs of Covid-19 and meta-analysis of selected studies using statistical methods.

The document prepared by us, on the one hand, will be useful for the medical sector. In particular, for healthcare staff it will be instrumental in making appropriate decisions, and on the other hand, for the Ministry of IDPs from the Occupied Territories, Labor, Health and Social Affairs it will be useful in preparing evidence-based national guidelines to assist the government in pursuing adequate policies.

Note: The full document is available only in Georgian.


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Egnate Shamugia