Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Trends and Distinguishing Characteristics among Patients in a Health Care System in New York City
During the pandemic, the rate of healthcare facility-onset MRSA bacteremia was five times greater in patients admitted with COVID-19. Presence of central lines and mechanical ventilation are likely contributing factors for this increased rate. The number of central line-associated bacteremias may be underestimated in patients with COVID-19.
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