People living with HIV, TB at two to three-fold higher risk of COVID-19 death

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The Western Cape has released South Africa’s first local data, which finds that although people with these common illnesses are more vulnerable to COVID-19, they are less likely to die from the new coronavirus than many previously thought.
People with TB and HIV have a two to three-fold increased risk of dying of COVID-19, according to data released by the Western Cape health department today. Although the data shows an increased risk, the risk is lower than what researchers expected.

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