‘While elderly people face the greatest risk from the coronavirus, patients in their 50s may be also highly affected, according to a newly released study. It comes as global cases of Covid-19 cracked the 800,000 mark.
The research conducted by the specialists from Britain is a comprehensive investigation into deaths and hospitalizations reported to national and provincial health commissions in China.
Among others, scientists estimated “the time between onset of symptoms and outcome (death or discharge from hospital)” using the individual-case data.
Funded by the UK Medical Research Council, and published in the Lancet, the probe said that over 8% of people that were in their 50s needed hospital treatment.’