Whitehouse Centers for Disease Control and Prevention US Department of Homeland Security - Federal Emergency Management Agency

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.

Last updated December 12, 2020
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Preventionlinks to external site

See also: Underlying conditions