Patricio V. Marquez

The Deadly Risk of Hospital-Acquired Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance for COVID-19 Patients

Patricio V. Marquez and Albert Figueras

As of mid-February 2021, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in more than 108 million confirmed cases and over 2.3 million deaths.  The surging patient caseloads hospitalized or admitted to intensive care units (ICU) have pushed hospitals and ICU closer to 100% capacity in many countries, creating an extraordinary strain on resources and personnel and making quality-of-care standards harder to maintain.