GOA: While half the deceased had hypertension as an underlying condition, more than 40% had diabetes and 30% had both hypertension and diabetes. A majority of them were in their 60s and 70s, with few in their 50s and 80s.
“Having the primary infection with Covid predisposes to a secondary infection which is common in diabetes due to the high sugar level,” a doctor said. Stating that patients suffering from diabetes are at a higher risk of infections otherwise too, another doctor said, “It’s not that all patients with diabetes, hypertension and chronic kidney disease will 100% die if they get Covid”.
The News24 Goa