CDC Data Indicate US Novel Coronavirus Outbreak Is Hitting Older Adults, People With Underlying Health Issues Hard.

April 9, 2020

U.S. News & World Report (4/9, Galvin) reports new CDC data confirm “that older adults and those with underlying health issues have been hit hard by the novel coronavirus in the U.S.” The hospitalization rate among patients with COVID-19 “was 2.5 among people 18 to 49 years old, for example, compared with 7.4 among those 50 to 64 and 13.8 among those 65 and older, the preliminary data” indicate. Of about “180 hospitalized adults with data available over most of March, roughly 90% had one or more underlying health issues.”

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