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New York study of people hospitalized for COVID-19 discovers nearly all had other serious health issues

New York has been one of the American states the hardest hit by COVID-19. The Journal of the American Medical Association decided to take a look at the records of 5,700 people who had been hospitalized for COVID-19 and made several interesting discoveries:

  • 94% of them had one or more serious underlying health conditions.
  • 53% of them had high blood pressure.
  • 42% were considered obese.
  • 32% had diabetes
  • Their median age was 63.

READ: Nearly all NY coronavirus patients suffered underlying health issue, study finds

A similar sampling of over 100 patients who died in Italy from COVID-19 came to a similar conclusion:

  • They discovered that only two people had actually died from Coronavirus. The rest had other serious underlying conditions and the researchers concluded that if these people were healthy, they probably would have survived. (Note because of their age, the researchers suspect the two who died of Coronavirus may have had underlying health issues.)
  • Their average age was 80.3 and the people ranged in age from 70 to 89.
  • 74.2% of the people who died were male.

READ: Coronavirus, ISS, in Italy there are on two deaths ascertained so far to Covid-19: Agenzia Nova (Italian, English)

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