Who is Most Threatened by Coronavirus: Latest Data Released
Coronavirus infection will not be the same for everyone, the elderly and the chronically ill are most at risk, and scientists are working to detect all those groups that are at risk.
What have scientists discovered in the last three months after battling a pandemic?
Most cases in China, or 87% of them are people between the ages of 30 and 79, according to a report from the Chinese Center for Disease Control. This result is based on data from 72,314 cases in this country. This shows that one of the key factors is the body’s own resilience, not the lifestyle, as people in these years are often in contact with a smaller number of people than younger people. Teenagers and people in their twenties are more active, have a wider circle of acquaintances, and are more likely to contract the virus, but according to the data, the least number of people are affected. According to data from China, only 8.1% of cases were persons under the age of 20, 1.2% were teenagers, 0.9% were children under 9 years.
Data from China show that 2.3% of confirmed cases ended in death. However, in the age group of 80 years and over, mortality was 14.8%. The group is more likely to suffer from other diseases, a poorer immune system and worse overall health.
On the other hand, the mortality rate of people over 50 is 1.3%. The mortality rate in people in their forties was 0.4%, and the mortality rate among those aged 10 to 39 was 0.2%.
This is probably related to the strength of the respiratory system. Wuhan’s analysis shows that about half of the 109 patients aged 22 to 94 had acute respiratory distress syndrome, which is an acute endemic to the lungs. Half of patients with this syndrome died, while those who did not develop the syndrome had a higher survival rate. Patients with this syndrome were on average 61 years of age. The average age of those who did not have the syndrome was 49.
In China, a study of over 1,590 patients was conducted to find out the general health and vices of smoking, how they affect the course of the disease. According to the results, 399 patients with at least one concomitant disease, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hepatitis B, lung or kidney problems, cancer, are 79% more likely to end up in intensive care and respiratory care, or both. 130 patients with two or more chronic diseases were twice as likely to be affected.