The report says that 94 percent of patients who died of COVID-19 had another health condition. The conditions range from respiratory illness and heart disease to obesity and diabetes.
“For 6% of the deaths, COVID-19 was the only cause mentioned,” the report said. “For deaths with conditions or causes in addition to COVID-19, on average, there were 2.6 additional conditions or causes per death.”
It was widely understood that certain populations, especially those with respiratory issues, may fair more poorly when infected with COVID-19.
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