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COVID-19: New data shows almost 40 percent of patients hospitalised in the U.S were aged between 20 to 54

COVID-19: New data shows almost 40 percent of patients hospitalised in the U.S were aged between 20 to 54

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New C.D.C. (Centre for Disease Control) data shows that nearly 40 percent of patients which were hospitalised because of the virus were of the age 20 to 54. Although risk of dying still remains significantly higher in older people.

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Latest data suggests that Americans of all age groups are under threat, and not just people in their 60’s and above.

The United States centre for disease control report found:

  • like other countries, the oldest patients had the greatest likelihood of dying and of being hospitalized.
  • But here’s the catch, of the 508 patients known to have been hospitalised in the United States, 38 percent were aged between 20 and 54.
  • And nearly half of the 121 patients who were admitted to the intensive care units were adults under 65.

“It’s not just going to be the elderly. There will be people age 20 and up. They do have to be careful, even if they think that they’re young and healthy.” – Stephen S. Morse, a professor of epidemiology at Columbia University, told an interview with the New York Times.

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  • There are similar reports of young adults in Italy and in France being hospitalized and needing intensive care.
  • There is a also a risk of carrying it to other people on whom’e it might have a disastrous effect.
  • In the same C.D.C. report, 12 percent of the intensive care patients were between the ages of 20 and 44

Experts have also claimed that if this many younger people are being hospitalised, that also means that there are a lot of young people in the community that are walking around with the infection.

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