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One in 20 people will need hospital care if they get Covid-19, study estimates

About one in 20 people worldwide – or 349 million – who are at high risk of severe illness from Covid-19 will need hospital treatment such as oxygen therapy if they contract the disease, according to a new study.Researchers from Britain, the US and China, led by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, made the estimate based on health data for 188 countries and UN population projections for 2020.They concluded that “a large proportion of the additional health care burden” from Covid…

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