The SEPSIS-3 definitions had facilitated earlier recognition of patients at risk of developing sepsis for timely management . The quickSOFA (qSOFA) has emerged as a bedside clinical score to clinically categorize a septic patient. In out-of-hospital, emergency department, or general hospital ward settings, adult patients with suspected infection are likely to have poor outcomes typical of sepsis if they have at least 2 of the qSOFA criteria: respiratory rate ≥ 22/min, altered mentation, or systolic blood pressure ≤ 100 mmHg . This definition has been subsequently validated in the emergency department for patients with suspected infection: for qSOFA ≤ 1 the mortality rate was 3% (95% CI 2–5%) vs 24% (95% CI 18–30%) for patients with a qSOFA ≥ 2 . The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) is a game changer. Mass ICU care and ventilatory support are needed to treat patients with Covid-19. Prompt and accurate clinical identification of SARS-CoV-2-infected patients at risk to have poor outcomes is an utmost priority. The aim of the study was to examine if the 2-point qSOFA threshold is an appropriate bedside clinical score for Covid-19 patients.