A doctor tours an intensive care unit for Covid-19 cases at a hospital in Rome. Photo: AFP A doctor tours an intensive care unit for Covid-19 cases at a hospital in Rome. Photo: AFP
A doctor tours an intensive care unit for Covid-19 cases at a hospital in Rome. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: Italy says 99 per cent of people who died had other illnesses

  • Italian health authorities are looking into medical records to understand why the country’s death rate is so high
  • The average age of those who died is 79.5 and over three-quarters of them had high blood pressure while about a third had diabetes

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A doctor tours an intensive care unit for Covid-19 cases at a hospital in Rome. Photo: AFP A doctor tours an intensive care unit for Covid-19 cases at a hospital in Rome. Photo: AFP
A doctor tours an intensive care unit for Covid-19 cases at a hospital in Rome. Photo: AFP
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