Coronavirus: Why has COVID-19 caused so many deaths worldwide? Your risk revealed

Coronavirus: Why has COVID-19 caused so many deaths worldwide? Your risk revealed

The fact this is the first time we’ve come across SARS-CoV-2, meaning we haven’t built up immunity, and the way it’s passed on, could help explain how the virus has spread so quickly in the population.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) state: “About one in every five people who catch it need hospital care.”

The WHO continues: “People with pre-existing medical conditions – such as high blood pressure, heart disease, lung disease, cancer or diabetes – appear to develop serious illness more often than others.”

The high number of people needing hospital care at the same time has put even further strain on our NHS.

Published at Fri, 20 Mar 2020 07:10:00 +0000