Who is at increased risk for developing severe illness from COVID-19?
People at increased risk include:
Pregnant people are also at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
Long-standing systemic health and social inequities have put many people from racial and ethnic minority groups at increased risk of getting sick and dying from COVID-19.
In addition to those at increased risk, there are certain groups of people who require extra precautions during the pandemic.
See also: Underlying conditions