What are the risk factors for mortality

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An elevated case fatality rate for preexisting comorbid conditions such as cardiovascular disease (10,5%), diabetes (7,3%), chronic respiratory disease (6,3%), hypertension (6%) and cancer (5,6%) has been reported so far thus leading to an assumption of a higher mortality in Covid-19 patients with such underlying conditions.

Wu Z, McGoogan JM. Characteristics of and Important Lessons From the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak in China: Summary of a Report of 72 314 Cases From the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention. JAMA. Published online February 24, 2020.