Younger people are now dying of COVID19

An increasing number of younger people are falling seriously ill or dying with coronavirus. Healthy patients aged under 60 ended up in intensive care units.

With COVID19 A majority of people in ICU are of older age, and are people with underlying conditions.

THE INDEPENDENT UK But in some countries, individuals who are in their thirties, forties and fifties are in ICUs or dying.

A 13-year-old boy with no apparent health problems died in a London hospital on Monday. In Italy around 10 to 15 per cent of people in ICU were aged under 50.

We have tried to convince ourselves that it is mild and more severe in older people.

Dr Mike Ryan, executive director of WHO’s emergencies programme Last week 21-year-old Chloe Middleton died of coronavirus. Her mother urged the public to take government advice seriously.

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