Bryan Health releases age breakdown of COVID-19 inpatients

"It has skewed a little younger than maybe most expect," said Bob Ravenscroft, vice president of advancement. 

Bryan Health officials said Thursday they’ve seen more young COVID-19 patients than they anticipated.

Of the 152 coronavirus inpatients treated at Bryan since the pandemic began, about 30% have been under the age of 50.

“It has skewed a little younger than maybe most expect,” said Bob Ravenscroft, vice president of advancement.

Ravenscroft said people who have required hospitalization are “pretty sick” people, with 46 requiring intensive care and 21% requiring ventilators.

He provided the following breakdown of Bryan’s COVID-19 inpatients by age:

  • Under 19 – 1.2%
  • 20-29 – 7.6%
  • 30-39 – 5%
  • 40-49 – 16.5%
  • 50-59 – 24.8%
  • 60-69 – 20%
  • 70+ – 23%

“It is not just attacking those that are older when it comes to hospitalization,” Ravenscroft said.

Of the inpatients, 60% have been White, Hispanic or Latino, while 16% are Asian and 13% are Black or African American.

Bryan has accepted patients from 20 counties across Nebraska, with 64% coming from Lancaster County.

The hospital had four COVID-19 inpatients on Thursday, with one on a ventilator.


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