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The elderly and nursing home residents aren’t the only ones at higher risk of getting very ill from COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). People of all ages with certain underlying illnesses such as heart disease and chronic health issues like asthma and diabetes are also at higher risk.
Data collected by the CDC shows that almost 90 percent of those hospitalized for COVID-19 had an underlying health issue.
The CDC says you are at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19 if you suffer from:
If you are over age 65 or have a serious illness or chronic health problem, it is vital that you follow the guidelines for staying safe:
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