Table 3:

Hospital and ICU admissions for individuals with comorbidities who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 between March and September 2020

ComorbidityNo. (%)*
MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptember
Hospital admission
 Diabetes269 (42.0)440 (28.9)219 (24.2)73 (19.4)51 (19.4)36 (14.9)77 (13.6)
 Immunocompromised§56 (32.9)94 (35.2)63 (40.9)11 (18.0)10 (22.2)18 (13.1)
 Renal conditions109 (53.7)190 (43.3)67 (36.4)28 (35.4)14 (29.2)9 (23.7)35 (36.5)
 ≥ 2 of these conditions68 (61.3)115 (49.4)51 (52.0)19 (50.0)10 (55.6)27 (41.5)
ICU admission
 Diabetes102 (37.9)100 (22.7)57 (26.0)17 (23.3)17 (33.3)9 (25.0)22 (28.6)
 Immunocompromised§19 (33.9)20 (21.3)13 (20.6)6 (28.6)7 (38.9)
 Renal conditions38 (34.9)35 (18.4)27 (40.3)10 (35.7)6 (26.1)13 (37.1)
 ≥ 2 of these conditions26 (38.2)25 (21.7)19 (37.3)7 (24.1)13 (48.2)
  • Note: ICU = intensive care unit, SARS-CoV-2 = severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2.

  • * Some months do not show exact frequency and are aggregated owing to small cells (n ≤ 5).

  • Proportions are calculated by taking the number of patients with comorbidities who were admitted to hospital based on the total number of patients with comorbidities by month based on episode date for hospitalizations, and by taking the number of patients with comorbidities requiring ICU admission based on the total number of patients with comorbidities who were admitted to hospital.

  • Defined as an individual who self-reports they have been diagnosed with diabetes.

  • § Defined as a person who is less capable of battling infections because of an immune response that is not properly functioning. This can be brought about by illness and disease or medication and treatment.

  • Defined as an individual who has a condition in which the kidneys malfunction.