Data on 789 professional athletes infected with Covid 19 reveals that only 0.6 % suffered inflammation in the heart, that is 5 of 789.
Also none of these athletes had moderate or severe Covid 19, underlining the fact that the young do not get severe C 19 infection.
The average age of the cohort was 25 years and 98% were males. They were tested around 19 days after symptom onset.
27 athletes underwent cardiac MRI that showed inflammation in only 5 of the 789 (0.6%).
Resumption of training and competition should be delayed by 3- 6months in the presence of heart inflammation.