Which patients fare worst with coronavirus?

Chinese doctors describe the first 99 patients in Wuhan

Older men with chronic health conditions are more likely to contract the novel coronavirus and are also more likely to develop severe or fatal respiratory disease, Chinese specialists warn.

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Infectious and respiratory disease physicians from Wuhan, China, where the coronavirus (2019-nCoV) first emerged, report an 11% fatality rate in their analysis of early cases, published in the Lancet.

As the virus continues to spread, WHO estimates the fatality rate at about