“We began to notice a really unusual manifestation of venous and
arterial thromboembolism in patients with COVID-19,” said Malas.
“In addition to higher instances of blood clots, the mortality for
patients hospitalized for COVID-19 and with thromboembolism was
much higher, compared to patients without clots. It’s unusual
because we have never seen anything like this with other
Overall, 20 percent of the COVID-19 patients were found to have
blood clots in the veins, and among patients in the intensive care
unit, that statistic increased to 31 percent.