6. 40-59 Age Group

Middle Age

Fortunately, the risk of death does go down a bit for this age group, but some serious symptoms could last beyond coronavirus recovery. Middle aged adults are susceptible to COVID-19 blood clotting, as well as strokes.

This could even be an issue with middle aged adults who are asymptomatic for coronavirus. A study in the New England Journal of Medicine showed five asymptomatic coronavirus patients in New York City had developed large-vessel strokes. All five were between the ages of 33 and 49.

5. 18-39 Age Group


The higher up you go in this age group, the more you’ll see troubling coronavirus symptoms similar to the age group above, including blood clots and possible strokes. Again, this can happen even with those who contract COVID-19 but are otherwise asymptomatic.

As reported by the New York Times, younger people are currently leading the pack in coronavirus infections. Younger adults tend to have milder symptoms overall, but could be a major threat to public health if not taking precautions to prevent coronavirus spread.

4. 17 and Under Age Group

Child To Play

Children 17 and under with COVID-19 typically have milder symptoms and low risk of death. This is a big relief, but not a guarantee that children can’t become seriously ill with coronavirus.

The CDC warns that although children don’t often have severe symptoms from coronavirus, there’s a threat for related illnesses to develop. Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) is being studied by the CDC to find out the exact link to COVID-19. For now, this condition involving inflammation of various organs (brain, kidneys, lungs, heart, and more) is a concern for children with novel coronavirus.

Related: 15 Subtle Signs You’ve Already Had Coronavirus


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