​Bacterial Co-Infection and Secondary Infection in Patients with COVID-19: A Rapid Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis


Bacterial pathogens are commonly identified in viral respiratory infections such as influenza and are an important cause of morbidity and mortality. The prevalence of bacterial infection in patients infected with SARS-CoV-2 is not well understood. 


To determine the prevalence of bacterial co-infection (at presentation) and secondary infection (after presentation) in patients with COVID-19.  

The following is a summary of data from a living systematic review on bacterial co-infection and secondary infection in patients with COVID-19.