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People with obesity who contracted COVID-19 were 113% more likely than people of healthy weight to land in the hospital, 74% more likely to be admitted to an ICU, and 48% more likely to die. In the U.S., 40% of adults are considered obese. (In Canada, Public Health Canada estimates 28.2% of population is obese with an additional 36% overweight.)
–, Obesity Reviews (August 26, 2020)