A third of all COVID-19 hospital patients die, with dementia and obesity carrying the highest risk

A third of all patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19 die, with dementia and obesity the underlying health conditions carrying the biggest risk.

The finding comes from a major British study by the Coronavirus Clinical Characterisation Consortium which looked at almost 17,000 people admitted to hospital with the virus.

The research showed that overall a third (33%) of patients admitted died. For those in intensive care or high dependency units the mortality rate was 45%, increasing to 53% for those given invasive ventilation.

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Source: Sky News