Studies have shown that up to 99% of Italian deaths caused by the virus have not actually been caused completely by the virus, but patients have had other medical problems which had a major factor in their deaths.
Studies into 355 deaths have shown that only 3 have died from the virus and had no pre-existing problems.
A staggering 48.5% had up to 3 or more other health problems even before they were infected with the virus.
Studies have also shown that another 25.6% of victims had other pathologies and 25.1% had just 1.
The studies have shown that persons with other medical problems are more likely to die if they catch the virus.
76.1% of the dead have had previous problems with high blood pressure.
Just over a 3rd had suffered from diabetes, while 33% had ischemic heart disease.
Nearly a quarter had suffered from atrial fibrillation and less common examples included dementia and liver disease.
The research had also found that the average age of people that died was 79.
So people that are older are more likely to die and are more vulnerable to the virus