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Scientists at Oxford University in the UK outlined the main factors that increase the risk of death when infected with coronavirus. This was reported in an article published in the journal Nature.
The researchers analyzed data on more than 17 million adults and 10 926 deaths among 40 percent of all patients of the National health service in the UK.
Scientists have found that from COVID-19 1.59 times more likely to die men, the elderly and people living alone. In addition, African and Asian origin is also associated with an increased risk. In people over 80 years the risk of death from coronavirus infection is 20 times higher than people aged 50-59 years.
To dangerous factors also include obesity, diabetes, severe asthma and other respiratory diseases, chronic diseases of the heart, liver, neurological and autoimmune diseases. However, the researchers stress that they do not necessarily cause severe complications. So, there was revealed a negative relationship with Smoking and hypertension, and this may be due to the influence of other unaccounted for clinical factors.
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