US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — More than 50 percent of those infected with coronavirus suffer from one or more chronic diseases. Mortality of such patients is almost 40 percent higher than normal.
This was reported by Daily Mail with reference to a report issued by a group of experts from the organization ISARIC.
According to the largest study in Europe, mortality among people with dementia is 39 percent higher than average. Also, deaths of patients with obesity (by 37 percent) and heart diseases (by 31 percent) are much more often fatal.
Specialists note that diseases such as diabetes, asthma and kidney disease also affect the likelihood of infection and mortality.
At the same time, less than 10 percent of those who became infected with coronavirus are active smokers, but the percentage of smokers among the population is much higher than this figure.
Currently, more than 3.1 million cases of coronavirus infection have been recorded in the world. About 224 thousand people died as a result of a pandemic.
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