New Delhi, March 20 -- The risk of severe disease and death from coronavirus disease (Covid-19) is low, but young adults are not immune to serious illness that needs hospitalisation, according to the first analysis of patient data of close to 2,500 recorded cases in the United States.

The study findings issued by the US Centers of Disease Control and Prevention are similar to the Covid-19 death rate in China, where the fatalities rate was 10 times higher in very old people compared to young people.

The US on Thursday announced that the number of positive cases in the country crossed 10,000.

The data are relevant for India, where young adults account for the majority of recorded Covid-19 infections. All the four Covid-19 deaths in India h...