Who Are Some Groups At Higher Risk For Serious Illness From Covid-19?

COVID-19Common questionWho are some groups at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19?Some people may be at higher risk of severe illness. This includes older adults (65 years and older) and people of any age with serious underlying medical conditions. By using strategies that help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace, you will help protect all employees, including those at higher risk.

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Are older adults at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19?

The risk for severe illness with COVID-19 increases with age, with older adults at highest risk.

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Are those with diabetes at higher risk of serious COVID-19 illness?

Early studies have shown that about 25% of people who went to the hospital with severe COVID-19 infections had diabetes. Those with diabetes were more likely to have serious complications and to die from the virus.

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Can COVID-19 be spread through sexual intercourse?

○ Respiratory droplets, saliva, and fluids from your nose are known to spread COVID-19 and could be around during sexual contact.○ While kissing or during sexual intercourse, you are in close contact with someone and can spread COVID-19 through droplets or saliva.

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Which groups of people are at increased risks of severe illness from COVID-19?

Among adults, the risk for severe illness from COVID-19 increases with age, with older adults at highest risk. Severe illness means that the person with COVID-19 may require hospitalization, intensive care, or a ventilator to help them breathe, or they may even die. People of any age with certain underlying medical conditions are also at increased risk for severe illness from SARS-CoV-2 infection.

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