Among patients hospitalized with COVID-19 early in the pandemic at a geographically diverse network of US hospitals, mortality was 17.7% and was associated with comorbidity burden, male sex, and advancing age. Admission to the ICU, when required, usually occurred within 4 days of hospital arrival. Patients experienced prolonged hospital stays, and a substantial proportion of survivors received new facility-based or home-based health care services or new respiratory support at discharge.
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