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COVID-19 in people with cystic fibrosis

The UK Cystic Fibrosis Registry has been working closely with clinical teams to monitor COVID-19 in people with cystic fibrosis (CF) across the UK. These are the current statistics reported to the UK CF Registry on COVID-19 in people with CF. This information will be updated every two weeks. 

Figures are for cases reported from 1 March to 12 October 2020.

UK statistics on COVID-19 in people with CF

The numbers in the UK are too low to draw conclusions about risk factors or outcomes associated with COVID-19 in cystic fibrosis. We are collaborating globally to learn as much as possible, as quickly as possible.

The cases of COVID-19 in people with CF reported to the UK CF Registry are as follows:

Number of cases
 Age range 0–57
 FEV1% predicted range 18–116
 % with no symptoms when tested 32
 Number recovered from COVID-19 46
Number receiving treatment for ongoing infection  1
 Number of COVID-19 related deaths 1

If you need information and support about COVID-19 and CF, take a look at our coronavirus help and advice, or contact our Helpline

Global study on COVID-19 and CF

A global collaboration has published early results of COVID-19 cases in people with CF from around the world. The data suggests encouraging health outcomes for people with CF who have had COVID-19. You can read more about the results and access the report in our news story.

We are also contributing to the European Cystic Fibrosis Society Patient Registry’s COVID-19 monitoring. Read more about the COVID-CF project in Europe


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