Researchers are finding a new trend in who’s being hospitalized and dying from COVID-19. They say people who are overweight or obese make up a high a number of those patients. They’re some of the sickest COVID-19 patients Dr. Diego Maldonado sees at Cleveland Clinic. Around 40 percent of them are obese, which is a very high number. Even those younger than 65 who are obese are coming into hospitals needing intensive care. They are at higher risk of intubation, mechanical ventilation and death.
Overweight, Obese Patients Among Highest Number of Hospitalized Coronavirus Patients
Published August 31, 2020 | Best in Video