New Study Finds 94% of Virus Patients in NYC Hospital System Had Underlying Conditions

by Hank Berrien
Daily Wire

A new study released by the Journal of the American Medical Association this week found that 94% of people hospitalized within the Northwell Health system, the same system housing the most patients in the country throughout the pandemic, according to Fox News, displayed one or more underlying health issues.

The Northwell Health system serves approximately 11 million persons in Long Island, Westchester County, and New York City. The study examined 5,700 patients, roughly 60% of whom were male, who were admitted to 12 hospitals in New York City, Long Island, and Westchester County between March 1 and April 4.

The median age of patients was 63 years old; 56.6% of coronavirus patients suffered from hypertension; 41.7% whose body mass index (BMI) data could be found were obese and 33.8% were diabetic.

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