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Risk factors predict who will be hospitalized for COVID-19


David Joles – Star Tribune

Health care workers get a COVID-19 patient situated after proning the patient, which helps blood flow and breathing, in the fifth-floor ICU at Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul on May 7.

Hospitals might not know how many COVID-19 patients they'll be treating as the wave of the pandemic peaks in the next month or so in Minnesota, but they're starting to get a better idea of who will end up in their beds.

While there remains a random or yet-to-be understood aspect to COVID-19 - and why it causes no symptoms in some, but sends others gasping into hospitals - the latest state and federal data show some clear risk factors.


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