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Currently, we are facing a very dangerous outburst of the epidemic all over the world called COVID-19, i.e. Coronavirus disease-2019 which were found in Wuhan city of China in December 2019. It is becoming pandemic throughout the world day by day, hence knowing the different causes of death in COVID-19 patient. Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in china, in which most of the deaths occurs due to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS-CO-2-2019), there is progress in the total number of positive cases and corresponding deaths occur worldwide. The main cause of death is respiratory distress and failure; other complications include multiple organ failure, kidney injury, sepsis and also include providence of other medical resources to COVID-19 patient. To know the causes of death in COVID-19 patient. Various research articles were studied from various websites related to causes of death in COVID19. Many literatures were studied, such as Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, European Heart Journal, etc. The literature of causes of death in COVID-19 patient explores the idea regarding deaths- like respiratory distress, sepsis, and related kidney disorder, underlying diseases such as hypertensive disorders, diabetic conditions, shock, and multiple organ failure, etc. patients who are not able to survive in this pandemic even not after hospitalization are likely to be older by age, some patients have some secondary underlying diseases in the body or elevated D-dimer. Some peoples do not have sufficient ventilation, which also one of the causes of death of the patients due to novel COVID-19.


Cardiovascular failure hospitalisation multiple organ failure pandemic respiratory failure sepsis ventilation

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Damini Raut, Pooja Shrivastav, & Shweta Parwe. (2020). Causes of death in COVID-19 patients: A literature review. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 11(SPL1), 1918-1924.