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41 percent of Americans at risk for COVID-19 complications, study says

41 percent of Americans at risk for COVID-19 complications, study says
Posted at 5:26 AM, Jul 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-24 05:26:35-04

LANSING, Mich. — A new CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) report indicates about 41 percent of Americans are at higher risk for COVID-19 complications.

It examined five pre-existing conditions that affect outcomes. One of the most common pre-existing conditions is obesity.

The others are chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and chronic kidney disease.

According to the report, the conditions are more common in rural areas.

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