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Coronavirus affects kidney, blood – Prof. Abayomi warns

“The common denominators are diabetes, hypertension, and underlying immunological problems. Obesity is also a possible risk factor.”

Prof. Akin Abayomi, Lagos State Commissioner for Health, has disclosed that the COVID-19 disease is disastrous to the kidney and the blood.

The commissioner, who appeared at the Arise News programme as a guest on Wednesday warned that people with diabetics, hypertension and obesity are more likely to be infected and as such must be careful with their health.

According to him, the existing health conditions predispose people with the listed ailment to the risk of being infected faster by the disease than others.

“There are discoveries about the COVID-19 virus. For instance, it is not a straightforward respiratory problem. We have found out that it impacts the blood, the kidneys.

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“The common denominators are diabetes, hypertension, and underlying immunological problems. Obesity is also a possible risk factor. We watch such people closely. If you fall into any of these categories, you have to be very careful,” he said.

Nigeria, on Tuesday, recorded another 195 new cases of the virus bringing its total number of confirmed COVID-19 patients to 1,532 as of April 28.

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