COVID-19: Who is Most at Risk?

Posted: March 13th, 2020 11:03 AM

Last Updated: January 20th, 2021 7:40 PM

The CDC advises that some people are at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19, particularly:

  • Older people, with risk increasing by age
  • People of all ages with serious chronic health conditions—like heart disease, lung disease and diabetes

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Are children more susceptible to COVID-19?

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What about people at risk for serious illness?

According to the CDC, at this point, there is no evidence that companion animals, including pets, can spread COVID-19 (see more: