Since the onset of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, health officials have cautioned that the elderly, those with compromised immune systems, or underlying conditions are more at risk.
As of Wednesday morning, April 15, these underlying health issues led to the following number of fatalities in New York, according to the state health department:
- Hypertension: 6,142;
- Diabetes: 4,061;
- Hyperlipidemia: 2,146;
- Coronary Artery Disease: 1,329;
- Dementia: 1,164;
- Renal Disease: 1,161;
- COPD: 885;
- Atrial Fibrillation: 870;
- Cancer: 805;
- Congestive Heart Failure: 717.
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