People with underlying conditions 12x more likely to die from COVID-19, CDC says

Those with underlying conditions are also hospitalized at a higher rate

Published: June 15, 2020 7:34pm

Updated: June 15, 2020 9:14pm

People who suffer from underlying health conditions were 12 times more like to die from COVID-19 than those who were generally healthy,  the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed Monday.

The CDC's new report also indicates that coronavirus sufferers with an underlying condition had a six times higher instance of hospitalization.

The report involves more than 1.3 million "laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases individually reported to CDC during January 22–May 30, 2020" but about 22 percent included "sufficient data on underlying health conditions," according to the CDC.

A large portion of the underlying conditions that coronavirus sufferers had were cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic lung disease, such as asthma.


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