The overwhelming majority of deaths with coronavirus in Italy have occurred in the presence of two or more serious chronic illnesses, according to a report from the country’s national health authority (ISS).
Italian health authorities announced in a recent report that only 4.1 percent of fatalities testing positive for Wuhan coronavirus happened in the absence of serious comorbidities, while the average age of the deceased was over 80 years.
The average number of comorbidities among all Italian deaths with the coronavirus was 3.1, ISS revealed. Just 15 percent of fatalities occurred with the presence of just one other serious pathology, while 21.4 percent died with two other pathologies, and 59.6 percent with three or more pathologies.
The most common comorbidities were arterial hypertension (in 68.3 percent of cases), type-2 diabetes (30.1 percent of cases), ischemic heart disease (in 28.2 percent), atrial fibrillation (22.5 percent), chronic renal failure (20.4 percent).
The report also revealed an average age of 81 among those who have died with coronavirus in Italy. One of the most astonishing findings of the report was that only 1.1 percent of all coronavirus deaths in the country happened to people below the age of 50, while more than 57 percent were over 80.
“The latest numbers show that new cases and fatalities have a common profile: mostly elderly people with previous illnesses,” said ISS president Silvio Brusaferro at a news conference Friday.
This week Spain had to revise down its official death count for the coronavirus by nearly 2,000 after discovering a series of reporting errors and duplications.
The Spanish Health Ministry announced Monday that it removed 1,918 spurious deaths from the official death toll, representing a seven percent drop in the total deaths reported.
Hey Scott! Once again, thank you for your ministry. I think you may be out of a job soon, though. :o) No more headlines, but lots of learning and discovery, which I think you will enjoy even more.
Regarding CV, I think the reaction across the world, while prophesied, in a practical sense, was overkill. But I have not seen you post any articles about the second wave that is coming and predicted to be far, far worse - the magnitude of which a world wide lockdown would make much more sense. I know the MS media is pretty silent. Even alternative isn't saying much. Your thoughts?
the lockdowns combined with more testing will give the appearance of a 'second wave'...Im guessing in early fall/late summer...Just in time to argue for mail-in voting...thats my prediction...of course this bug has a case fatality rate of 0.1-0.005 % but I digress:)
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