Most common comorbidities in COVID-19 deceased patients in Italy 2020, by gender

An in depth study on patients admitted to hospital and later deceased with the coronavirus (COVID-19) infection revealed that the majority of cases showed one or more comorbidities. As the chart shows, hypertension was the most common pre-existing health condition, detected in 68 percent of female patients and in 65 percent of male patients who died after contracting the virus. Type 2-diabetes, chronic renal failure, and atrial fibrillation were also among the most common comorbidities in COVID-19 patients who lost their lives.

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Most common comorbidities observed in coronavirus (COVID-19) deceased patients in Italy as of July 9, 2020, by gender

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Release date

July 2020



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34,026 respondents

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