As COVID-19 continues to ravage health systems across the world we are still asking ourselves what are the risks for stroke patients that have contracted COVID-19. Carmen Lahiff-Jenkins, Managing Editor of the International Journal of Stroke, spoke to Dr James Siegler from Cooper Neurologic Institute, Cooper University Hospital, Camden, New Jersey in the USA about the retrospective observational cohort of consecutive adults evaluated in the emergency department and/or admitted with coronavirus disease 2019, across 31 hospitals in four countries. Of the 14,483 patients with laboratory-confirmed SARS-CoV-2, 172 were diagnosed with an acute cerebrovascular event recorded from the 1st of Feb until the 16th of June 2020.
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