As per the above Medscape Article, almost 90% of hospital admissions involve comorbidities. Some of the most prevalent comorbidities cited are hypertension, obesity in different age groups.
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Sure enough that diabetes, even though not the most prevalent as per this article, but it must also be one of the comorbidities in a lot of patients admitted due to COVID-19. Obesity is a risk factor for diabetes and hypertension is also connected with diabetes patients. Also, a lot of other immuno compromised patients are at risk of COVID-19. People with chronic inflammatory and auto-immune diseases like Cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriasis, Multiple Sclerosis, etc are also at risk because of the anti-inflammatory and immuno modulatory treatments that compromise their immunity.
In a lot of these patients, doctors have advised them or patients have themselves decided not to continue their treatments for fear of contracting Corona virus. These are the patients who must be carefully monitored for any exacerbations in their conditions.
Once again, we can’t emphasize more on how important it is to maintain social distancing, coughing-sneezing etiquette, wearing face masks and yes, hand-washing. Continue to keep the distance, stay home and be safe!