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Association of the Profile of People Affected by COVID-19 and Cormobities

Ana Michelle Aniceto Nunes1, Thiago Alves Xavier dos Santos2 & Bárbara Kellen Antunes Borges3*

1Student of the Pharmacy course of Faculdade Integradas do Norte de Minas - Funorte, Avenida Osmane Barbosa, nº11111, Bairro JK, Montes Claros- Norte de Minas Gerais
2Graduated in Pharmacy from Faculdade de Saúde Ibituruna -FASI, Master in Animal Production at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
3PhD in Animal Science from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais -UFMG, Professor and researcher at Faculdade Integradas do Norte de Minas - Funorte, Avenue Osmane Barbosa, nº11111, JK, Montes Claros- Minas Gerais

Dr. Bárbara Kellen Antunes Borges, PhD in Animal Science from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais -UFMG, Professor and researcher at Faculdade Integradas do Norte de Minas -Funorte, Avenue Osmane Barbosa, nº11111, JK, Montes

Keywords: Comorbidity; COVID-19; Epidemiological Profile

Abstract

Research on the current pandemic continuously takes on dimensions of immeasurable proportions, especially its effects on public health in the world and particularly in Brazilian territory. Its effects on public health in the world and particular in Brazilian territory. Considering that this virus is responsible for causing respiratory diseases, it causes extremely serious acute infections to the human respiratory tract. Thus, its consequences weaken the body in different ways, some already identified and others still in phases of studies for scientific proof. The virus has installed itself causing unprecedented mortality, and many of these cases were due to the presence of risk factors and comorbidities that act as enhancers of the virus’ lethality. In this context, the article sought to objectively discuss the epidemiological profile of those affected by COVID-19, under the aspect of qualitative analysis to identify the reasons that link the worsening of the disease with the patient’s pre-existing comorbidity in the city of Montes Claros - MG. The analysis used here was by sample population, whose observation description was undertaken by cross-section, thus the methodological aspects of the analyzes were based on the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences - (SPSS), version 22.0. Following the guidelines of Resolution 466/12 of December 12, 2012 of the National Health Council. In this sense, the results showed that the predominance of those affected are female (74.8%), whose varying ages comprise the age groups of 19 to 29 years old, corresponding to (53.2%). In addition, the survey presented previous data from participants who underwent COVID-19 tests, 29.7% (RT-PCR - Swab) followed by 40.5% of those who did not, a tiny portion were induced to Ventilation (0.9%). We conclude, therefore, that comorbidities associated with COVID-19 significantly increase morbidity and mortality rates, leaving clear evidence that coronavirus is continuously influenced with regard to diagnoses and new mutations, revealing that new strain variants undergo mutations with severe clinical complications.

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