According to WHO (World Health Organization), people with chronic diseases are more likely to develop complications from the new virus
Cardiac patients represent 61% of the total covid-19 deaths in Brazil
People with heart disease account for 61% of all deaths from covid-19 in Brazil so far. The information is from the SIVEP-Gripe (Information System for the Epidemiological Surveillance of the Flu), from the Ministry of Health, and account only for the cases inserted in the system until this Thursday (26).
People with diabetes appear next and are already 39% of the fatal victims of the disease (22 deaths). Patients with pneumonia, 25.4%. According to the WHO (World Health Organization), these people are more likely to develop complications because of the new virus.
Distribution of deaths by covid-19
Heart disease: 61%
Chronic kidney disease: 15.3%
The highest incidence of deaths is among men, who account for 67.8% of deaths, while women 32.2%.
The elderly between 70 and 89 years are 72.9% of fatal victims, while there is still no record of death among people under 30 years of age in the country.
The number of confirmed cases and deaths from coronavirus in Brazil is expected to continue growing daily for the next 20 days. This is what João Gabbardo, executive secretary of the Ministry of Health, said during a press conference this Thursday (26).
According to the minister’s representative, the epidemic has been coping so that this was already expected by health authorities.
“We will have from now on, almost daily, a number of new cases higher than the number of new cases from the previous day. It is very likely that we will have a greater number of deaths going forward than the number of deaths from the previous day. “, commented Secretary Gabbardo.
The advancement of the covid-19 epidemic (disease caused by the new coronavirus SARS-CoV2) in Brazil imposes the need for social isolation and additional care for so-called risk groups (patients with chronic diseases, the elderly and immunosuppressed).
Once infected, these people are more likely to develop complications. Lethality rates for covid-19 among individuals with comorbidities (underlying diseases) are higher than average.
Coronavirus in Brazil
One month since the first case of covid-19 was registered in Brazil, the country counts on Thursday (26) 77 deaths of people infected with the new virus in all regions. The number of confirmed cases reached 2,915.
Yesterday, there were 57 deaths and 2,433 confirmed cases.
In the past 24 hours, 480 new cases and 20 deaths have been reported.