Patients with heart disease had a 10.5 percent death rate.
The CDC says people with other underlying conditions like heart disease or asthma are also at increased risk for complications from the virus.
Seven years ago, Hanks told late-night host David Letterman about his diagnosis.
“I went to the doctor and he said, ‘You know those high-blood-sugar numbers you’ve been dealing with since you were 36? Well, you’ve graduated. You’ve got Type 2 diabetes, young man,'” Hanks said.
The actor is known for his drastic weight fluctuations for his on-screen roles, which could have contributed to his diagnosis.
“My doctor said, ‘Look, if you can weigh as much as you weighed in high school, you will essentially be totally healthy —will not have Type 2 diabetes,’” he said on the “Late Show.” “Then I said to her, ‘Well, I’m going to have Type 2 diabetes because there is no way I can weigh as much as I did in high school.’”
This week, Hanks’ sister, Sandra Hanks Benoiton, said her brother was “not good, but still OK.”
Hanks on Tuesday said the couple’s fevers have gone but they’re dealing with the “blahs” and joked his wife keeps beating him at gin rummy while in self-quarantine.
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