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CDC says 94% of patients who died from COVID had underlying health conditions

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released new data this week connected to the Coronavirus Pandemic.

According to the report, only 6 percent of deaths have COVID-19 as the only cause mentioned, revealing that 94 percent of patients who died from coronavirus also had underlying health conditions.


The CDC listed a number of ‘top’ underlying medical conditions connected to fatalities within the Coronavirus Pandemic.

The numbers are based on death certificates, which the CDC contends are most-reliable. Provisional data is being drawn up, according to officials.


Here are the preexisting conditions that the CDC says were most-connected to COVID deaths:

  • Influenza and pneumonia
  • Respiratory failure
  • Hypertensive disease
  • Diabetes
  • Vascular and unspecified dementia
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Heart failure
  • Renal failure
  • Intentional and unintentional injury, poisoning and other adverse events
  • Other medical conditions

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