CLOSE Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson have tested positive for coronavirus while working in Australia. USA TODAYAs the new coronavirus spreads and sickens more people in the USA, people with preexisting health conditions are at particular risk, public health officials say.Actor Tom Hanks, who revealed that he was living with Type 2 diabetes in 2013, confirmed Wednesday that he and his wife tested positive for the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. People with diabetes are among those at increased risk for complications from COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.That’s because fluctuations in blood glucose levels and possible diabetes complications can make it harder to treat a viral infection, the International Diabetes Federation says.The latest on coronavirus: EU rips travel ban; US stocks struggle; NBA suspends season; US death toll at 38Why someone with diabetes is at more risk for COVID-19Though doctors are still learning what exactly puts someone at higher risk for developing a severe illness with COVID-19, early information indicates older patients and those with chronic medical conditions may be at higher risk.According to early data from more than 44,000 confirmed cases in China as of Feb 11, deaths among patients who had diabetes were at 7%, compared with 0.9% for those without


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