According to reports from The Week, majority of the current COVID-19 cases in New York City are aged 18-44.

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene reveals that mortality and severity rates tend to follow the global majority when it comes to age and underlying health issues.

15,597 cases have been confirmed as of Tuesday afternoon, but 7,094, or 46 percent were patients under 45.

9 percent of people with the virus have been hospitalized, and 5 people have died.

According to data reports, New York City is similar to countries like Italy, which has reported the most severe cases of the pandemic are in older age groups.

Young people are still susceptible to the virus, according to The Week.

More than one-fifth of fatalities have occurred in the age group of 45 to 64.

Most patients in New York who died from the virus were all affected by underlying health issues.

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