27 million severely obese patients across the 9mm could face serious Covid-19

22 April 2020 (Last Updated April 22nd, 2020 09:43)

Individuals with severe obesity, with a BMI of 40 or higher, are now considered at risk of developing severe outcomes from Covid-19 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. With novel coronavirus spread across 187 countries, the significance of understanding populations at risk is ever-increasing.

GlobalData epidemiologists analysed the proportion of individuals over the age of 18 years across the nine major markets who are severely obese.