While globally Italy lost its position of the number one coronavirus hot spot to the United States, in Europe it still keeps the leading position with 92,472 confirmed cases and 10,023 deaths of people infected by COVID-19.
As of March 28, the outbreak in Italy has hit mostly people over 50 years of age. According to open data, over 74% of people infected with the COVID-19 was over 50 years old. Only about 25% of infected people are in the age between 19 and 50.
The most affected area in the country’s North. For example as of March 28, there were over 39,000 COVID-19 cases and 5,944 COVID-19-linked daths in Lombardy.
According to media reports, a majority of people that died during the outbreak in Italy had chronic health problems, including hypertension, diabetes, coronary heart disease, and trial fibrillation. Local media say that up to 20% of patients suffered from chronic renal failure and cancer and more than 11% suffered a stroke.
For example in Russia, 45% of critical COVID-19 cases involve people younger than 60. As to the employment of ventilators, nearly 40% of patients are younger than 40 years old. The proportion of such patients under the age of 60 is as much as 64%, that is, two-thirds of all patients with ventilators.
At the same time, the confirmed death toll from Russia provides a look similar to those in Italy. There are 8 cases when the Russians died from ‘COVID-19’:
- 90 yo man, Moscow. He was suffering from chronic cerebral ischemia, encephalopathy and parkinsonism;
- 69 yo woman, Moscow;
- 57 yo man , Orenburg. He had a chronic pathology;
- 73 yo man, St. Petersburg. He returned from Thailand on March 1. He suffered from numerous chronic diseases, including coronary heart disease and chronic heart failure. died of an acute heart failure.
- 56 yo woman, Moscow. She did not have one lung after a cancer. Upon admission to the hospital, a left-sided pneumonia was confirmed.
- 70 yo woman, Moscow. She suffered from diabetes for 20 years, had a terminal renal failure and other diseases
- 88 yo man, Moscow. There were concomitant pathologies.
- 73 yo man Moscow. There were concomitant pathologies.
If Italian authorities provide additional data on patients that supposedly died from the COVID-19 outbreak, it may appear that the situation there is similar.