On the contrary, 45% of the COVID-19 patients were suspected to have hypertension or increased levels of blood pressure – but the diagnosis were not confirmed.
Obesity and cardiovascular issues were other common comorbidities amongst the patients hospitalized for coronavirus in America.
Pre-existing lung diseases and asthma was somewhat presented amongst the patients – however, the numbers were less than other illnesses.
A similar study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association also analyzed 5,700 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in New York City and concluded that 56.6 % were suffering from hypertension and 41.7% from obesity.
There are many limitations to the above-mentioned studies including the length of observation, geographical location, and incomplete records. But it is a start and researchers are hopeful that it may lead them towards an accurate analysis of the COVID-19 patients in the future.
The USA has seen the worst hit from the novel coronavirus pandemic with 1.01 million diagnosis and 56,634 deaths while the world toll tops 3,073,509 cases – leaving health authorities across the globe scrambling to manage patients, conduct testing, and hopefully find a cure!
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