25% of COVID-19 deaths in England had diabetes

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More than a quarter of all NHS patients who have died after being infected with Covid-19 had diabetes, according to new statistics from NHS England.

Between 31 March and 12 May, a total of 5,873 patients with diabetes died in hospital from Covid-19, 26 per cent of all coronavirus deaths.

It’s the first time data on hospital deaths and underlying health conditions have been revealed by the NHS.

UK Independent

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