People diagnosed with active cancer who contract coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have a 16-fold higher risk of death compared to people with cancer or a history of cancer but who are not diagnosed with COVID-19. During the COVID-19 public health emergency, from February 15 to May 27, 2020, about 15% of those with active cancer and COVID-19, and 11% of those with COVID-19 and a history of cancer, died. Among those without COVID-19, the death rate was 1% for those with active cancer and those with a history of cancer. These findings were . . .
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