COVID-19 National Clinical Registry >> What is it?

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a novel disease caused by a newly identified virus, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The novel disease which begun in Wuhan, China in Dec 2019 was declareda pandemic by World Health Organization on 11 March 2020.

We are currently facing a unique situation where new knowledge regarding the virus and the illness are being made available by the scientific community regularly. Documentation and description of the cases infected by SARS-CoV-2 and their course of illness is imperative for obtaining useful information regarding the illness, its behavior in various groups of patients and the natural history of COVID-19. Context specific information in patients with tuberculosis or malnutrition as comorbidity is pertinent to document as it may particularly influence clinical decision making and policy updates in the Indian setting.

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