08 April 2020
HealthDay Reports: Most COVID-19 Fatalities Are Men Over 50 With Chronic Disease
Most patients had very low eosinophils on admission; common symptoms include fever, shortness of breath.
Most COVID-19 Fatalities Are Men Over 50 With Chronic Disease
TUESDAY, April 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Most fatal cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) occur in men aged older than 50 years with noncommunicable chronic diseases, according to a study published online April 3 in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
Yingzhen Du, from the Chinese PLA General Hospital in Beijing, and colleagues reported the clinical features of 85 fatal cases with COVID-19 in two hospitals in Wuhan to define risk factors for death. Medical records were obtained for 85 fatal cases between Jan. 9 and Feb. 15, 2020.