Ninety-five percent of people who have died with COVID-19 in hospitals in England had underlying health issues, according to figures obtained by Sky News. The data provided by NHS England shows that, as of 5pm on 26 April, 18,749 people had died in hospital with the virus. In a small number of cases, it was not possible to confirm if a patient did or did not have an underlying health condition. But for those where it was, 95% were found to have serious pre-existing issues.
Source: 95% of deaths with coronavirus in England’s hospitals had underlying health conditions