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Characteristics of Adults Aged 18-49 Years Without Underlying Conditions Hospitalized With Laboratory-Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 in the United States: COVID-NET-March-August 2020.

  • Author(s): Owusu, Daniel
  • Kim, Lindsay
  • O'Halloran, Alissa
  • Whitaker, Michael
  • Piasecki, Alexandra M
  • Reingold, Arthur
  • Alden, Nisha B
  • Maslar, Amber
  • Anderson, Evan J
  • Ryan, Patricia A
  • Kim, Sue
  • Como-Sabetti, Kathryn
  • Hancock, Emily B
  • Muse, Alison
  • Bennett, Nancy M
  • Billing, Laurie M
  • Sutton, Melissa
  • Talbot, H Keipp
  • Ortega, Jake
  • Brammer, Lynnette
  • Fry, Alicia M
  • Hall, Aron J
  • Garg, Shikha
  • COVID-NET Surveillance Teama
  • et al.

Among 513 adults aged 18-49 years without underlying medical conditions hospitalized with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) during March 2020-August 2020, 22% were admitted to an intensive care unit, 10% required mechanical ventilation, and 3 patients died (0.6%). These data demonstrate that healthy younger adults can develop severe COVID-19.

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