What's young people's risk?

Posted by Carolina Plugaru on

(Source: BBC News)

The death of a 13-year-old UK boy who tested positive for coronavirus has renewed questions about the risks to younger people.

So far, the health message has been clear - the older you are, the more at risk you are from coronavirus. But the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned young people not to view themselves as "invincible". 

So what are the risks at different ages? 

It remains the case that, overall, older people are at higher risk. But death and sickness data give averages, so within that there will be younger people who do unfortunately suffer more severe bouts of the illness - and in some rare, distressing cases it has been fatal.

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