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How many people with no underlying health conditions have died?

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CatEatCatWorld Fri 10-Apr-20 20:52:39

Just curious about this, and wondering how much I should be worrying.

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Redwinestillfine Fri 10-Apr-20 21:00:33

I don't know the stats over the whole period but just taking England's figures today ( only picked England because this was the data I could find) there were 866 deaths of which 56 had no underlying health condition so about 6.5%

Realitea Fri 10-Apr-20 21:03:33

Should it be with ‘no known’ underlying medical conditions?

LP67824 Fri 10-Apr-20 21:04:39

Based on recent numbers it’s probably around 400 or so.

However a lot of people walk round without actually knowing they have an underlying health issue and I’m not sure pathologists can deal with the number of post-mortems needed to establish this currently.

CatEatCatWorld Fri 10-Apr-20 21:15:00

Ok thank you very much. Not as high as I thought it would be tbh, reassuring. (Though of course wont make me complacent)

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lakequeen Fri 10-Apr-20 21:16:53

It's usually around 5% if the figures each day I've noticed.

DivGirl Fri 10-Apr-20 21:38:08

And it depends on what we're counting as a health condition. This is going to sound judgemental no matter how I say it but a lot of the people shown in the news as having "no underlying conditions" are very clearly extremely overweight. Same with smoking - is smoking an underlying condition? Probably not, but it's relevant. Is something that's technically a physical health condition but probably not relevant counted? Like coeliac's disease.

If anyone knows the answers to these please let me know, I am genuinely interested.

georgedawes Fri 10-Apr-20 21:45:33

It goes both ways though. Lots of people have 'underlying health conditions' who wouldn't consider themselves ill. Diabetes, hypertension, thyroid problems, asthma - all super common.

SoloMummy Sat 11-Apr-20 07:23:59

Though I wouldn't opt for the express usually, it does outline the full condition types. It's obviously not exhaustive in nature.

itsgettingweird Sat 11-Apr-20 07:42:51

Divgirl not judgemental at all and very relevant. I saw something posted yesterday being overweight was the second highest percentage of deaths. It was higher than things such as immunocompromised and one of the lowest was COPD. Which although they say smoking is an issue with CV19 it doesn't seem as high up as some others.
Hypertension was also a very big risk alongside the most obvious one which was being aged 60 or over.

Fortyfifty Sat 11-Apr-20 08:13:25

I've wondered this too. In assuming it's all happening so fast to have meaningful data anytime soon, but I like to hope they are looking for patterns in the 'no underlying health conditions' deaths so people can be better informed if/when social distancing is relaxed.

Butternutbrownie Sat 11-Apr-20 08:28:44

Not sure you can read too much in to that. What % of the UK have COPD, and what % are overweight/obese?

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