92% of COVID-19 patients in some regions have comorbidities: National Task Force

first_imgThe second-most-common comorbidity for COVID-19 patients is hypertension, followed by heart disease, lung and respiratory disorders, kidney disorders, asthma and cancer.“COVID-19 is very lethal to the high-risk group [the elderly and patients with comorbid factors],” he said.Therefore, Doni said, the government’s first priority was the protection of these vulnerable groups, while also looking to increase testing capacity and optimize contact tracing.”We have tested more than 30,000 specimens a day. However, this is still below the World Health Organization’s standard of 38,000 people a day,” he said. (aly)Topics : National COVID-19 task force chief Doni Monardo said that 92 percent of COVID-19 patients in certain regions of the country had comorbidities, putting them at high risk from the disease.“Based on data in the past six months, up to 92 percent of patients in some regions have comorbid factors, with diabetes the most common comorbidity,” he said during a public discussion on Wednesday, as quoted by kompas.com. He added that the province with the highest number of COVID-19 patients with diabetes was East Java.last_img read more

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Inter Milan’s Serie A title challenge still alive and kicking — Conte

first_imgInter Milan coach Antonio Conte is refusing to throw in the towel and believes they still have a chance to win the Serie A in spite of dropping nine points behind leaders Juventus.Conte, in his debut season at Inter Milan, said there were no limits for his side. They restart their Serie A campaign after the coronavirus stoppage by playing their game in hand at home to Sampdoria on Sunday.Conte said: “Winning on Sunday would mean moving to within six points of top spot with 12 games to go: it’s not an impossible mountain to climb.“We’ve worked hard and with intensity.“I’m feeling positive.“We want finish the final part of the league season playing at the maximum level with no holds barred and no limits. “While we’ve got less margin for error than those ahead of us, we have desire, enthusiasm and passion.”Inter Milan, who have 54 points, lost ground after losing to Juventus and second-placed Lazio in their last two games before Serie A was halted in March.Juventus lead with 63 points, followed by Lazio on 62.Conte said late kick-offs and the high summer temperatures presented new challenges.“Planning for a match that will kick off at 21:45 requires attention to detail in terms of how we organise the day: breakfast, lunch and breaks need to be considered,” he said. “As regards the fans, it’s obviously difficult for them not being able to come to the stadium, and we feel this absence too.“We hope that this really complicated period will pass because we need normalcy to return and the Nerazzurri fans back supporting us.“We’ll be playing every three to four days, the heat will be a factor and therefore everyone will be needed.“We’ve also worked with this in mind, trying to involve all the players.”RelatedPosts Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Reuters/NAN.Tags: Antonio ConteInter MilanJuventusSerie Alast_img read more

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