37% of California adults due to age or medical conditions are at-risk of contracting COVID-19

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Valley News - Health

NEW YORK – According to a study by 24/7 Wall St., 37% of adults due to age or medical conditions in California are at-risk of contracting COVID-19, the fifth lowest at 11,405,140 in the country.

According to the report, 37% of adults are at risk due to age or medical conditions, while 72.6% of adults over age 60 are at risk and 13.9% of the population ages 18 to 60 years are at risk. The report also said that California has a poverty rate of 12.8% and that 7.2% of the population is uninsured.

To determine the risk, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the report “How Many Adults Are at Risk of Serious Illness If Infected with Coronavirus?” published in March 2020 by the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonprofit health care policy organization. The full report is available online at http://files.kff.org/attachment/Data-Note-How-Many-Adults-Are-at-Risk-of-Serious-Illness-If-Infected-with-Coronavirus.pdf.

The data includes adults ages 18 and older but excludes those living in nursing homes and other institutional settings and represent adults who report being told by a doctor at some point that they have one of the listed conditions: heart disease, diabetes and lung disease.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has outlined scenarios for the outbreak that suggest that between 160 million and 214 million people in the United States could eventually be infected, and that as many as 200,000 to 1.7 million people could die – many of them at-risk adults.

An estimated 5.7 million adults who are at higher risk of getting a serious illness if they become infected with the novel coronavirus are uninsured, including 3.9 million adults under the age 60 and 1.8 million who are ages 60-64.

24/7 Wall St. is a Delaware corporation which runs a financial news and opinion company with content delivered over the internet. The company’s articles are republished by many of the largest news sites and portals, including MSN Money, Yahoo Finance, MarketWatch, Time, USA Today and Huffpost. The company publishes over 30 articles per day and has readers throughout North America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. For more information, visit https://www.247wallst.com.

Submitted by 24/7 Wall St.