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8 in 10 coronavirus-related deaths in US involve older adults: CDC

Up to eight in every 10 coronavirus-related deaths in the U.S. have involved adults ages 65 years and older, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said this week, with up to 70 percent of patients requiring hospitalization falling into the age range of 85 years and older.

Health officials have long warned that the elderly, those with underlying health issues and patients who are immunocompromised are most at risk for developing complications from COVID-19, and based on data compiled between Feb. 12 and March 16, the rate of hospitalizations, ICU admissions and deaths from the virus support those claims.

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