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Obesity behind spike in younger COVID-19 patients in critical care – Times of Malta

A large number of the younger COVID-19 patients currently in intensive care are obese and often develop more severe complications because of excessive weight, Times…

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A large number of the younger COVID-19 patients currently in intensive care are obese and often develop more severe complications because of excessive weight, Times of Malta has learnt.
The age of those in intensive care has recently plummeted, with patients as young as 41 getting treatment in the hospital’s ITU. No patients over 80 are currently in intensive care.
Sources who spoke to Times of Malta described how the rocketing tally of new cases meant more people in the community were getting infected…

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