Lung damage is the most common cause of death in coronavirus. Igor Ivanov, the chief infectious disease specialist of the Ministry of Health of the Kaliningrad Region, spoke about this live on the Klops page on Instagram.
This figure is less than one percent, 0.98%, so this is a small figure and a small percentage of deaths from coronavirus infection in the Kaliningrad region. Many more die from cardiovascular disease. The most common cause of death in coronavirus is severe lung damage."
The expert noted that people under the age of 65 rarely die, most often the elderly die from the coronavirus - 65+.
This contingent is susceptible to death, because they have a lot of pathologies: obesity, cardiovascular diseases, chronic lung damage, diseases of the endocrine system. Of the total number of patients in the region, 5% of patients are seriously ill, "Ivanov added.
Vaccination against COVID-19 in Russia will begin by the end of the week. So far, only teachers, doctors and social workers can get vaccinated.