80-year-old woman succumbs to Covid-19

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Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Imperial County now suffers from the highest mortality and near-highest infection rates from COVID-19 in California.

An 80-year-old woman has died while suffering from COVID-19, becoming the 62nd virus patient to die in Malta.

It is important to note that too much vitamin D can be toxic and it can also interact with certain medications.

In addition to the correlation between COVID-19 risk and vitamin D levels, people ask how it may protect them or help them recover from COVID-19.

People with low vitamin D levels also recorded an increase in serum levels of inflammatory markers.

Interestingly, though, they didn't find a relationship between vitamin D deficiency and COVID-19 severity, with no significantly higher rates of ICU admission, ventilator use, or death among those who were especially low in vitamin D.

Asymptomatic spread of COVID-19 is a huge contributor to the pandemic, but of course if there are no symptoms, how can anyone tell they should isolate or get a test?

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It consists of two cloned antibodies created to neutralize SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the respiratory disease, by blocking its ability to infect the body through binding with host cells.

"Vitamin D treatment should be recommended in COVID-19 patients with low levels of vitamin D circulating in the blood since this approach might have beneficial effects in both the musculoskeletal and the immune system", Hernández added.

The drug, along with the steroid dexamethasone, the repurposed Ebola drug remdesivir and supplemental oxygen, were given to President Donald Trump when he was hospitalized for COVID-19 in early October at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

However, the group that took the supplement had a somewhat minor drawback compared to those who did not.

The Regeneron study will continue enrolling hospitalized patients receiving low amounts of oxygen or no oxygen support, who tend to be less sick than those who require heavy oxygen or mechanical breathing assistance. Other studies in mild or moderately ill people also are continuing.

The OCTA Research Group, composed of professors from University of the Philippines and University of Santo Tomas, estimates that COVID-19 cases in the Philippines will reach 380,000 to 410,000 by the end of this month.

Vitamin D can be produced naturally by exposure to sunlight and found in some foods, including oily fish, eggs and fortified milk and plant-based milk substitutes.

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