Interview with Infectious diseases expert, Prof James Chalmers.
Patient: I am a patient with bronchiectasis. Am I at more risk of getting COVID-19 than somebody who doesn’t have bronchiectasis?
Prof Chalmers: No – the infection can be caught by anyone, but patients with underlying lung conditions might be more likely to show symptoms of the infection, or to have a more severe infection than others. We are not yet certain if bronchiectasis patients are more likely to get a chest infection with COVID-19, but it is likely since this is the case with other viruses, like the flu.
Source: European Lung Foundation – https://www.europeanlung.org/en/news-and-events/news/covid-19-%E2%80%93-your-questions-answered-by-a-respiratory-expert