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High blood pressure increases the risk of death due to coronavirus

High blood pressure is one of the most common diseases in elderly people. This group is also more susceptible to COVID, and to developing the most serious forms of the disease. As such, it is logical that there is a statistical link between these two diseases. But does this mean that having high blood pressure increases the chance of developing a serious case of COVID? It has recently been shown that the answer is yes.

Attention to COVID-19 patients, Stock image from Hospital Clínic de Barcelona.