The more vulnerable population consists of people who:
- Are over the age of 60
- Have a pre-existing condition that compromises their health. This includes heart diseases, lung disorders, cancer
- Are immuno-compromised
- Had an organ transplant
If you or someone you know has any of the risk factors listed above, extra caution and closer monitoring is advised because you are at risk for developing more severe symptoms of covid-19.
What happens after recovery from COVID-19 depends on the type of symptoms and severity of disease you developed.. The severity of COVID-19 includes:
Vulnerable patients have a higher risk of having severe and critical symptoms of COVID-19. The good news is, mild to moderate cases are still more common.
Even with this knowledge, experts are still asking healthy people to be careful. This is because some young and healthy people who contract the virus can become severely ill, and may die.
What to Do If You Contract the Virus?
If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the most important thing to do in order to protect your family and loved ones would be to strictly follow quarantine recommendations and do self isolation.
Once your doctor has cleared you from quarantine, you must still continue to be vigilant about protecting yourself and others. Do not go out without wearing a mask, never let “outside” items in the house unless they have already been disinfected, and take a bath immediately after going back home. These are just some of the new rules that COVID-19 has imposed in almost every household in our country. However, the transmission is still possible. As long as we go out, talk to people, and touch contaminated objects, the risk remains.