CDC study: More than 99% of COVID victims had preexisting conditions

Jul 16 , 2021

The overwhelming majority of adults hospitalized in the United States after being infected with the coronavirus suffered from one or more pre-existing conditions, a new study shows, with more than 99% of COVID patients who died having at least one pre-existing condition.

The study, published last week by the US Centers for Disease Control, examined data from the Premier Healthcare Database, spanning nearly 5,000,000 million total hospitalizations at over 800 hospitals across the US from March 2020 to March 2021. …

The vast majority of hospitalized COVID patients, the study found, had at least two pre-existing medical conditions, with close to half of all hospitalized COVID patients having at least six pre-existing conditions. …

A whopping 99.1% of the patients who died had at least one pre-existing condition, with just 740 having no prior condition on record. …

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