Why do some people die from coronavirus while others don't know they even have it?

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Why do some people die from coronavirus while others don't know they even have it?

Wednesday, 15 April

In this episode, we take a closer look at why some people become seriously ill with Covid-19 and why so many of them are dying. The outbreak has claimed the lives of people of all ages - but are there certain groups who are succumbing more to the virus than others?

Among those who have died have been people with what are described as 'underlying health conditions' - but what exactly are they and what does that tell us about the disease?

ITV News Health Correspondent Emily Morgan and ITV News Science Editor Tom Clarke talk to Dr Alison Pittard, a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine in Leeds who is from the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine.

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