The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) this week released new information showing 94% of COVID-19 related deaths had underlying conditions that attributed to their death.
Table 3 shows the types of health conditions and contributing causes mentioned in conjunction with deaths involving coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). For 6% of the deaths, COVID-19 was the only cause mentioned. For deaths with conditions or causes in addition to COVID-19, on average, there were 2.6 additional conditions or causes per death.
As of Aug. 30, there has been a total of 907 coronavirus cases in Lamar, however, 660 of those have recovered. Additionally, officials have reported 24 coronavirus-related deaths though it has not been reported which of those reported COVID-19 as the only cause of death.
According to the CDC, the following are the top underlying medical conditions linked with COVID-19 related deaths:
The following are the top underlying medical conditions linked to COVID-19 deaths:
* Respiratory failure
* Influenza and pneumonia
* Hypertensive disease
* Cardiac Arrest
* Heart failure
* Vascular and unspecified dementia
* Renal failure
* Intentional and unintentional injury, poisoning and other adverse events
* Other medical conditions