The Swiss government defines the risk group as people over the age of 65 and those with underlying medical conditions such as the following:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Chronic respiratory diseases
- Conditions and therapies that weaken the immune system
- High blood pressure
Additionally, we found that obesity (BMI > 30) is associated with the development of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) , a phenomenon of lung failure which occurs in severely affected Covid-19 patients.
Click the blue button with the title Age distribution of deaths with Covid-19 on the dashboards above to see that most deaths occur in age group 70 and above.