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Patients with autoimmune diseases and coronavirus infection are at lower risk of developing severe COVID

A study carried out at Hospital Clínic of Barcelona analysed the outcomes of patients with autoimmune disease and COVID-19 infection who were admitted to hospital between 1st March and 29th May. This group of patients was found to be at lower risk of developing severe COVID, as well as at lower risk of needing to stay in the ICU or requiring mechanical ventilation.

Stock image from COVID-19 cases attention at Hospital Clínic de Barcelona. Photographer Francisco Avia