Individuals at increased risk of severe Covid-19
Individuals who have an increased risk of severe Covid-19 illness requiring hospitalisation, assistance to help them breathe or admission to an intensive care unit and death are the following;
• Older individuals - the risk of severe illness increases with increasing age. The risk increases for people in their 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. People aged 85 years and older are the most likely to suffer severe disease;
• Individuals with chronic underlying conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, heart or lung disease, kidney or liver disease, neurologic disease and obesity;
• People living with HIV, particularly individuals whose disease is not well controlled with antiretroviral treatment.
• Individuals with tuberculosis .
• People receiving immunosuppressive treatment, for example cancer patients.
• Pregnant women.
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