Heart disease, diabetes significantly raise risk of hospitalization, death from COVID-19: US study

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Heart disease, diabetes significantly raise risk of hospitalization, death from COVID19: US study

People with underlying health conditions such as heart disease and diabetes are six times more likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 and have a risk of coronavirus-related death 12 times higher than otherwise healthy individuals, a US study found.

"These findings are consistent with previous reports that found that severe outcomes increased with age and underlying condition, and males were hospitalized at a higher rate than were females," the CDC wrote in its report issued on Monday. About 45 percent of patients who had underlying health conditions were hospitalized, compared with 7.6 percent of those without such chronic health issues. Death due to COVID-19 was reported in 19.5 percent of patients with health complications, compared with 1.6 percent of people who did not suffer from chronic illnesses.

Source: Healthcare Press (healthcarepress.net)

 

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