Who Is Most At Risk?

Individuals older than 65 and those with an underlying health condition qualify as vulnerable and face greater risks for COVID-19. Vaccines are especially important for this population to reduce the risk of illness, hospitalization or death. Underlying health conditions include:

  • Chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
  • Serious heart condition or liver disease
  • Those who are immunocompromised
  • Obesity or severe obesity (body mass index of 40 or higher)
  • Diabetes

Individuals who regularly come into close contact with these vulnerable populations should also be vaccinated or take increased precautions.

Resources for Older Adults and Vulnerable Populations


Provider and Long-Term Care Facility Resources


Stats on COVID-19

For more data on Delaware COVID-19 cases including demographic breakdowns, go to My Healthy Community