Schizophrenia Second Only to Age as Greatest Risk Factor for COVID-19 Death

This shows an older man in a face mask, looking scared, surrounded by covidPeople with schizophrenia are 2.7 times more likely to die as a result of contracting coronavirus than other groups of people. Schizophrenia is second only to age in mortality risk for COVID-19 infection.The higher risk could not be explained by other risk factors associated with the mental health disorder, including smoking, heart disease, and diabetes. People with other mental health and anxiety disorders are not at increased risk of death associated with COVID-19.