Most of those who died from COVID-19 in Ukraine had severe comorbidities.
This was said by Deputy Minister of Health, Chief Medical Officer of Health Viktor Lyashko at an online briefing on Sunday, reports a correspondent for Ukrinform.
“Almost all of the dead – 84% – had serious cardiovascular disease, diabetes, neoplasms, kidney and lung disease, and some people have multiple illnesses. This confirms once again that people aged 60 and over, especially chronic disease “This is the largest risk group that should adhere to the restrictive measures we have proposed to exclude infection and that our medical staff provide quality medical care,” said Lyashko.
He added that to date, deaths have been reported in 11 regions of Ukraine. “If you look at the statistics, the age structure of the deceased was dominated by women at 65.6%, as well as by people aged 50 and over – 84.4%. Up to the age of 50, we have 5 fatal cases, but if we look at the 60+ statistics, then it will be almost 50% of the deaths, “said the chief medical officer of health.
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Lyashko noted that most people with coronavirus in Ukraine are people between the ages of 30 and 69.
As Ukrinform reported, at 10:00 a.m. on April 5 in Ukraine, 1,251 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19, of which 32 were fatal, 25 patients have recovered.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru