Project main objective
The main objective of the project is, in a population-based hospital cohort, to identify stratification factors for future individualized treatment strategies of COVID-19 in patients requiring hospitalization based on risk factors for severe disease outcomes.
The objective will be achieved through two main overall deliverables:
• Establishment of a unique biobank of samples with extended clinical data from patients admitted with a COVID-19 diagnosis to all hospitals in the middle Norway region.
• Identification of epidemiological, clinical, genetic and other biological markers of susceptibility and risk of severe outcomes (ICU treatment and death) in SARS-CoV2 viral infection Extended health data and genetic data prior to infection will be available on a considerable proportion of the study patients through the HUNT study.