Norwegian study: 67 out of 244 corona patients who died did not have chronic diseases

Corona patientPhoto: Tore Meek / NTB

Norwegian researchers have studied the deaths of corona patients in March. The study shows that 27% of those who died with coronavirus did not have a registered chronic disease.

“International research shows that the oldest have the highest risk of dying, but that we can’t always say in advance who will become seriously ill. 

“Everyone can become infected and sick. You have no guarantee even if you are slim, young, and healthy. Eventually, we will repeat these analyses and then connect them to who will be vaccinated,” department director Hanne Løvdal Gulseth at the Department of Chronic Diseases and Aging at the National Institute of Public Health (FHI) told newspaper VG.

She is part of the group of doctors from the FHI and the Norwegian Directorate of Health who are behind a study that was published in the Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association on Thursday this week.

March corona deaths

The doctors examined the disease profiles of the 244 people who died with coronavirus between March 1 and May 31 this year. 

The study showed that 67 of those who died, 27%, had no registered chronic illness. 

Among those with chronic diseases, cardiovascular patients accounted for half of the deaths.

At the same time, the study shows that more than half of those over the age of 90 who were diagnosed with the infection died.

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