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Diabetes Tops The List Of Underlying Conditions In People Dead From COVID-19 In Louisiana

Mar 30, 2020
Originally published on April 2, 2020 5:28 pm

Diabetes is the No. 1 underlying condition in people who have died of COVID-19 in Louisiana, the state health department reported Monday.

Of the 185 people who have died so far, 40 percent of them were diabetic, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Health.

Only 3 percent of those who have died had no underlying health conditions.

Other conditions in those who died include:

  • Obesity (25 percent)
  • Chronic Kidney Disease (23 percent) 
  • Cardiac (21 percent)
  • Pulmonary (12 percent)
  • Neurological (6 percent)
  • Immunocompromised (4 percent)
  • Chronic Liver Disease (2 percent)

Most of the 185 people  — 105 — who died of COVID-19 in Louisiana were 70 or older. Thirty-two were ages 60 to 69, 28 were ages 50 to 59, 13 were ages 40 to 49, and six were ages 30 to 39. This count is according to the Louisiana Department of Health website and only adds up to 184 — one short of the official count of those who have died.

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