Share of U.S. COVID-19 patients admitted to ICU, Jan.-May, 2020, by age

It was estimated that around 5.6 percent of those aged 70 to 79 years who had COVID-19 in the United States from January 22 to May 30, 2020 were admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU). Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 are much higher among those with underlying health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, chronic lung disease, or diabetes. This statistic shows the percentage of people in the U.S. who had COVID-19 from January 22 to May 30, 2020 who were admitted to the ICU, by age.

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Percentage of people with COVID-19 who were admitted to the ICU in the United States from January 22 to May 30, 2020, by age*

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Sources

Release date

June 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

January 22 to May 30, 2020

Supplementary notes

* Based on 1,320,488 laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases individually reported to CDC during January 22–May 30, 2020. Intensive care unit (ICU) admission status was known for 186,563 (14%) patients among the total case population, representing 34% of hospitalized patients. Among 29,837 patients admitted to the ICU, the status of underlying health conditions was known for 18,317 (61%).

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