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Comorbidities And Covid-19: What Is Comorbidity?

Oct 18, 2020, 11:04 AM IST

According to the data from the Union Health Ministry, nearly one in every five patients, or 17.9% of the people, with comorbidities who contract the Covid-19 in India, succumb to the viral disease. For patients with no comorbidities, the corresponding proportion is a very low 1.2%. This means that people with comorbidities are 15 times more likely to die if infected by the Coronavirus. So, what is comorbidity?

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