Do I have a higher risk of getting coronavirus because I have sleep apnea?

There is no evidence linking sleep apnea with coronavirus risk. People who have a higher risk for severe illness from the coronavirus include:

  • Those who are 65 years of age or older
  • Those who have serious underlying medical conditions. These conditions include
    • Chronic lung disease
    • Moderate to severe asthma
    • Serious heart conditions
    • Severe obesity with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher
    • Diabetes
    • Chronic kidney disease
    • Liver disease
  • Those who have a medical disorder, or take a medication, that weakens the immune system.
  • Those who have had close contact with another person who has the coronavirus.