The biggest targets of serious cases of the new coronavirus in Brazil so far have been people with diabetes or heart problems, according to the Ministry of Health. There were 77 deaths and 2,915 infected across the country. The verified lethality is 2.7%.
In analyzing the situation of those hospitalized (391 cases) and those who died (59, at the time of this assessment), the government noted that 124 of the patients suffer from heart disease. About 80 of them have diabetes. Among the deaths, more than 30 had heart problems and almost 20 were diabetic.
Advanced age was again shown to be a risk factor for complications from the disease. Of the 391 hospitalized, 78 were between 60 and 69 years old and another 70 people, between 70 and 79 years old. There is a high record, however, of hospitalized patients between 30 and 49 years old (103 patients). The analysis of the profile of the dead, however, shows concentration among the elderly. Among the 59 cases evaluated until March 26, 48 were over 70 years of age.
“The data show that the biggest victims are the elderly, but also anyone who has heart disease or diabetes,” said the Ministry of Health’s surveillance secretary, Wanderson Oliveira.