Risk of severe illness

From current reported cases of COVID-19, its symptoms may range from little-to-no symptoms to severe illness and death. Most cases are not severe, but certain people are at a higher risk of developing complications, including:

  • Adults aged 50 and older (risk increasing by age)
  • People who have underlying chronic medical conditions (including heart disease, diabetes, lung disease)
  • People with weakened immune systems
  • People who are living with obesity, with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher

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