Most COVID victims had other medical condition


December 9, 2021

JUNEAU (AP) — Most of the people whose deaths were caused by or associated with COVID-19 in Alaska between January 2020 through September 2021 had at least one underlying medical condition, the state health department reported Dec. 1.

The department, in an epidemiology bulletin, said 658 deaths between Jan. 1, 2020, and Sept. 30, 2021, were determined to be caused by or associated with COVID-19.

Of the 551 individuals for which their past medical history was known, 529 “had at least one underlying medical condition associated with increased risk for severe COVID-19,” the report said....

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