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Vulnerable Populations



Who Is Most At Risk?

Individuals over the age of 65 or with an underlying health condition qualify as vulnerable and face greater risks for COVID-19 or for getting necessary testing or care. This includes people with a chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma, people with a serious heart condition, people who are immunocompromised (many conditions can cause a person to be immunocompromised, including cancer treatment, smoking, bone marrow or organ transplantation, immune deficiencies, poorly controlled HIV or AIDS, and prolonged use of corticosteroids and other immune weakening medications), people with severe obesity (body mass index of 40 or higher), and people with diabetes. Individuals who regularly come into close contact with these vulnerable populations should also take enhanced precautions.

If you have questions, call the Division of Public Health Information Line at 1-866-408-1899. People who are deaf and hard of hearing should call 2-1-1 or text their ZIP code to 898-211.

 

Resources for Older Adults and Vulnerable Populations

 


Provider and Long-Term Care Facility Resources

 


Get More COVID Data

For more data on Delaware COVID cases, testing and outcomes, including demographic breakdowns, go to My Healthy Community






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