Viral load correlates with disease severity

"We found that the viral load of the sputum specimen in the lower respiratory tract tested at baseline is closely related to the severity of COVID-19. More importantly, patients with a higher baseline viral load are more likely to become severe. This finding apparently justifies the concept that early antiviral treatment, if effective, would reduce the risk of progression and thereby the mortality ..."





Ref: https://ccforum.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13054-020-02893-8?fbclid=IwAR2QyoukNoh4kyaih6FuWJfulB_191dJPI4nQsnWlNIsM7ehPXFoRiCJRlM

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