Chronic disease and COVID-19

COVID-19 is a serious health threat. While COVID-19 can make anyone sick, some Canadians with specific health circumstances are at an increased risk of more severe outcomes, including individuals:
  • aged 65 and over
  • with compromised immune systems
  • with underlying medical conditions

Some medical conditions and treatments such as chemotherapy may weaken immune systems. Cancer, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, hypertension and lung disease are all considered underlying medical conditions. According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, as of April 28, 74% of hospitalized cases in Canada reported one or more underlying health condition. 
Visit the Public Health Agency of Canada for the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Canada: www.canada.ca/coronavirus.  
See COVID-19 resources below from some CDPAC members: 




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