Who is at high risk of getting very sick?

Severe cases are more likely to occur in older adults (65 years of age and older), those who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility, those with weakened immune systems, and those with underlying health issues (such as lung disease, moderate to severe asthma, diabetes, obesity, heart conditions, kidney disease or on dialysis, and liver disease).

However, serious illness can also occur in young, healthy adults. For more information, visit the CDC website.