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Risk of Dying from COVID19

Date: March 10 2020

Summary: Note on the current fatality when acquiring COVID19.

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Several estimates have suggested that the risk of dying, for those infected with covid-19 and showing its flu-like symptoms, is around 1 or 2 percent. Elderly adults have a considerably higher risk of both becoming infected and dying, as do people with compromised immune systems. The estimates might change as new data arrive, but the range of 1 to 2 percent for fatalities among the symptomatic seems to be the consensus for now. The overall fatality rate for people infected with covid-19 will be lower "possibly much lower" when we know how many people are infected but asymptomatic.

Marc Lipsitch is a professor of epidemiology and director of the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

How To Cite

Zelko, Jacob. Risk of Dying from COVID19. March 10 2020.



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