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.
Zelko, Jacob. Risk of Dying from COVID19. https://jacobzelko.com/03102020052237-covid19-dying. March 10 2020.