7 factors that may put people at COVID-19 risk at neighbourhood clinic

Enough has been written on the risk of developing severe Covid-19 in hospital settings but now, researchers have documented seven risk factors associated with a positive corona test at the neighbourhood clinic and primary care facilities, and old age and being male are the two main factors.

The seven risk factors for Covid-19 are: Older age, being male, deprivation, living in a densely populated area, ethnicity, obesity, and chronic kidney disease, according to the observational study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal.

The study looking into the results from 3,802 people was conducted between January 28 and April 4 using routine electronic health records data from GP practices across England.

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