Comorbidity and COVID-19 in Rutherford County and Far Beyond

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As the COVID-19 virus spreads, it is key to remember that certain groups of people are more susceptible to the lethal side of the virus. Specifically, those with co-morbid conditions.

Comorbidity is the simultaneous presence of two chronic diseases or conditions in a patient.

Local doctor Dan Rudd said that the current Coronavirus is not necessarily a huge problem for most people, but it is a lethal problem for the elderly and those with co-morbid medical conditions.



Rudd told WGNS that more details about COVID-19 are being discovered daily...



Dr. Rudd is part of Rudd Medical Services that oversee healthcare in the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center in Murfreesboro.

As for the life of the cornavirus outside the human body... A new study gives us a good indication of the virus's staying power. CBS News Correspondent Vicki Barker reports...

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