Which age groups are most likely to die of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)?

Updated: Jul 13, 2020
  • Author: David J Cennimo, MD, FAAP, FACP, AAHIVS; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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COVID-19–related deaths in China have mostly involved older individuals (≥60 years) and persons with serious underlying health conditions. In the United States, attributable deaths have been most common in adults aged 85 years or older (10%-27%), followed by adults aged 65-84 years (3%-11%), adults aged 55-64 years (1%-3%), and adults aged 20-54 years (< 1%). As of March 16, 2020 no fatalities or ICU admissions had been reported in persons aged 19 years or younger. [70]


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