So what’s most prevalent underlying condition in coronavirus deaths? Louisiana data provides some clues

Published 4:47 pm Friday, March 27, 2020

The Louisiana Department of Health on Friday provided some interesting insights into the underlying health conditions of the 119 people who have died from COVID-19 coronavirus in the state.

The No. 1 underlying condition was diabetes.

Of the Louisiana deaths, 41 percent of those patients had diabetes, Louisiana Health Department officials report.

Kidney disease was the second-highest underlying factor.

Here’s a chart showing the data (note some patients may have had more than one condition).

Condition
% of deaths
Pulmonary
18
Cardiac
23
Diabetes
41
Chronic Kidney Disease
31
Chronic Liver Disease
1
Immunocompromised
4
Neurological
5
Obesity
28
No Underlying Conditions
5