Who is at high risk of getting very sick?
Severe cases are more likely to occur in the following people:
- Older adults (the older you are, the higher your risk for severe illness from COVID-19).
- People of any age with underlying medical conditions.
It is important to note that serious illness can also occur in young, healthy adults. If you have questions about your risk, talk to your healthcare provider. For more information, you can also visit the CDC website.