COVID-19 is a new disease and there is limited information regarding risk factors for severe illness. Based on currently available information and clinical expertise, older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions seem to be at higher risk for developing serious complications from COVID-19.
See below for the most recent communications from Scripps to select patient groups:
- Cancer patients (PDF, 110 KB) (letter dated 04-03-20)
- Cancer patients (PDF, 77 KB) (letter dated 03-24-20)
- Rheumatology patients (PDF, 110 KB)
- Transplant patients (PDF, 120 KB)
- Pediatric patients with Scripps Clinic (PDF, 120 KB)
- Pediatric patients with Scripps Coastal Medical Center (PDF, 110 KB)
Currently available data on COVID-19 does not indicate that pregnant women are at increased risk. However, pregnant women are known to be at greater risk of severe morbidity and mortality from other respiratory infections such as the flu. As such, pregnant women should be considered an at-risk population for COVID-19 and should continue to be monitored by their physicians. More information is available here.