The researchers, who continue their studies to better know the coronavirus, divided the symptoms of the disease into 6 different clusters. According to the researchers, this cluster will help determine whether the patient will receive respiratory support.
According to the official figures announced, studies on coronavirus, which spread to more than 14 million people worldwide and caused more than 600 thousand people to die, continue. Scientists are getting to know the virus better as they work on it.
In one of such studies, the symptoms of coronavirus causing COVID-19 disease were divided into 6 different clusters. It is thought that dividing the symptoms seen in the patient into different clusters will be effective in determining which patient will need a respirator and which will not.
Set of 6 symptoms determined for coronavirus
The research, which has not yet been approved by the referee, examined the data in the application developed by the team and used by about 4 million people. Regular updates on the condition of 1563 patients who received positive COVID-19 tests were examined. As a result, 6 sets of symptoms were created. These 6 sets of symptoms are as follows
Cluster 1: This cluster, which consists of upper respiratory tract symptoms such as cough and muscle pain, was the most common cluster of symptoms. While 1.5% of patients in this cluster need respiratory support, 16% went to the hospital at least once.
Cluster 2: In this group, which appears more frequently than Cluster 1, 4.4% of patients needed respiratory equipment, while 17.5% went to the hospital at least once. The symptoms seen in this cluster were upper respiratory tract symptoms with fever and meal skipping.
Cluster 3: 3.7% of the patients in this cluster with gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea later needed respiratory support, while 24% went to the hospital.
Cluster 4: In this cluster, 8.6% of patients needed respiratory support and 23.6% of them went to the hospital at least once, symptoms of severe fatigue, chest pain and cough were not observed.
Cluster 5: 9.9% of patients in this cluster with symptoms such as confusion, meal skipping, and severe fatigue needed respiratory support. 24.62% of the patients went to the hospital.
Cluster 6: The patients with the highest respiratory support and hospitalization rates (20% respiratory support, 45.5% hospitalization) had confusion, fatigue, shortness of breath and chest pain in addition to gastrointestinal problems. It was the least common cluster among the clusters.