Maine has second-highest share of adults vulnerable to COVID-19

The Kaiser Family Foundation found that the share of Maine’s adult population that is at high risk for severe illness from COVID-19 was larger than any other U.S. state besides West Virginia (47.2% and 51.1%, respectively). “High risk” includes older adults 60 years or older and younger adults 18-59 years old with diabetes, cancer, heart disease, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). #COVID-19