What are the causes of death of COVID-19 infection

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Most patients die as a result of respiratory failure. Myocardial damage and heart failure is also quite frequently a cause of death (alone or in combination with respiratory failure). Statistics published in the Intensive Care Med. 2020 by Ruan et al show following distribution: Respiratory failure (53%), Respiratory failure with myocardial damage / heart failure (33%), myocardial damage / heart failure (7%) unknown (7%