The following report was submitted to Reena on May 28th, 2021, and was authored by ICES, a not-for-profit research institute encompassing a community of research, data, and clinical experts, and a secure and accessible array of Ontario’s health-related data.
Amongst those who tested positive, adults with developmental disabilities were hospitalized at twice the rate of those without developmental disabilities (10% vs 4.5%).
Overall, COVID + adults with Down syndrome were 3.6 times more likely to be hospitalized than adults without Down syndrome (16.5% vs 4.6%).
Overall, COVID + adults with Down syndrome were 6.5 times more likely to die than those without Down syndrome (18.2% vs. 2.8%).
Once hospitalized, adults with developmental disabilities were slightly less likely to be treated in the ICU (19.9% vs. 23.9%). Adults over 55 with developmental disabilities were less likely to be admitted to the ICU.