Antibiotic Resistant Infections among COVID-19 Inpatients in U.S. Hospitals

Clin Infect Dis. 2022 Jul 2;ciac517. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciac517. Online ahead of print.

Abstract

We described bacterial/fungal co-infections and antibiotic resistant infections among inpatients diagnosed with COVID-19 and compared findings with inpatients diagnosed with influenza-like-illness. Less than 10% of COVID-19 inpatients had bacterial/fungal co-infection. Longer lengths of stay, critical care stay, and mechanical ventilation contribute to increased incidence of hospital-onset infections among COVID-19 inpatients.

Keywords: Antibiotic Resistance; COVID-19; Epidemiology.