Hypertension the most common underlying medical condition for adults hospitalized by COVID-19

According to data published by the CDC, 56 percent of hospitalized COVID-19 patients had the condition as of April 18, as opposed to 25 percent in the U.S. adult population who said they were diagnosed with it and 45 percent who are suspected to have it – diagnosed or not.

Obese patients also seem to be slightly overrepresented among hospitalized sufferers of COVID-19. Surprisingly, those suffering from chronic lung disease or asthma were also only somewhat overrepresented among patients, while cardiovascular disease was exhibited by 32 percent of adult coronavirus patients in U.S. hospitals, even though only 12 percent of U.S. adults have been diagnosed with the disease.