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Under 60, more than half killed by viruses


Unlike in Europe, where mortality is concentrated in older adults, in Mexico the COVID-19 hits a younger sector

In European nations, the fatal victims of COVID-19 are mainly people over the age of 60, but in Mexico more than half of the deaths correspond to citizens with ages below that range, according to the federal Ministry of Health.

The World Health Organization reported that 95% of coronavirus deaths in Europe have been in older adults. In Mexico it is reduced to 43 percent.

"Mexico has an overrepresentation of the disease at younger ages, and the most probable explanation is the immense burden of chronic diseases that our country has: diabetes, hypertension, overweight and obesity," explained the Undersecretary of Health, Hugo López-Gatell.

According to the agency, when the death toll from COVID-19 in Mexico reached 194, 111 were people between the ages of 25 and 59.

In the country, the main chronic disease detected in those who died from coronavirus has been hypertension: 44% of cases. Diabetes has been presented in 39% and obesity in 37 percent.

Other conditions, such as smoking, kidney failure, cardiovascular disease, or asthma, have been present in less than 11% of deaths.

The presence of all these ills will cause 7% of infected patients in Mexico to require intensive care.

Google translation from Informador.

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