Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) symptoms can vary widely. Some people have no symptoms at all, while others become so sick that they eventually need mechanical assistance to breathe.

The risk of developing dangerous symptoms of COVID may be increased in people who are 

  • Older- People of any age, even children, can catch COVID-19. But it most commonly affects middle-aged and older adults. The risk of developing dangerous symptoms increases with age, with those who are age 85 and older at the highest risk of serious symptoms. 
  • Individuals with comorbid conditions like lung diseases, liver diseases, heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. 
  • Weakened immune system- organ transplants, cancer treatments, HIV/AIDS, Inflammatory Bowel Disease 
  • Chronic kidney disease

Always take extra precautionary measures such as following the basic precautions like washing hands with soap and water or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, cover your sneezes with a tissue or elbow, and avoiding attending public gatherings with more than 10 people.

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