Introduction: The emergence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has created a global concern for public health. Having sufficient data is the first step
to understand the behavior of contagious diseases such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Although
various studies have assessed COVID-19 features, there are many limitations about patients’
characteristics, complications, and outcomes in different countries including Iran. The present
study reported launching an electronic database for COVID-19 patients in Fars province, Iran.
Method: A comprehensive web-based multicenter registry was designed and launched by Shiraz
University of Medical Sciences in order to collect all information about COVID-19 hospitalized
patients in Fars province, Iran.
Results: In this registry, patients’ demographic characteristics, chest computed tomography scan
findings, laboratory tests, complications during hospitalization, treatments, and disease course
in Intensive Care units are recorded on a web-based electronic database. The virtual statues of
the patient’s family are evaluated by telephone calls, and the proceeding will be implemented
for quarantine and hospitalization if required.
Conclusion: The registry is hoped to help all scientists to understand the current challenges and
be prepared for possible future waves of the epidemic. Finally, this registry is a resource for all
researchers who are interested in coronavirus and plays an important role in supporting the
scientific community on the frontlines of combating the virus.