Other links to high blood pressure
While claims that blood pressure medications may increase your risk are not supported by evidence, research has shown that high blood pressure can increase your risk of developing complications as a result of the virus.
Research published in The Lancet has suggested that people with existing health conditions, including diabetes, high blood pressure and coronary heart disease, are most likely to die from coronavirus (Covid-19).
The study was carried out in two hospitals in Wuhan, China, which is where the outbreak started.
The research does have a number of important limitations to consider, however.