COVID-19 around the world: mortality rate is currently below 5 percent

The global mortality rate of the laboratory tests confirmed COVID-19-cases is around 4.7 percent. This is the result of an advance in Preprints of the published study, the researchers from Austria, Canada, and the United Arab Emirates were involved.

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The range of mortality, the study authors reported that of about 0.3 to 0.4 per cent in Chile and Israel up to about 10.8 percent in Italy. The study 480.000 confirmed COVID-19-cases are based on. The large deviations are most likely due to the scope of the investigations, so the number of Tests performed, the age structure and the health status of the population, as well as the different performance of the health systems in individual countries. The Norbert Nowotny declared by the Institute of Virology at the Vetmeduni Vienna, who was involved in the study.

Mortality from 55 years upwards

The Severity and outcome of the disease depends to a large extent with the age of onset. Significantly more severe forms of COVID-19 have been observed in adults over the age of 55. In addition, an age-dependent death was demonstrated rate with the lowest risk in the case of persons under the age of 19 (0-0,1 percent), and 20-54 years (of 0.1-0.8 percent). The risk to die of the disease, increases progressively, with a value of 1.4 to 4.9 per cent in the age group of 55 – to 74-Year-old, 4.3 to 10.5 per cent in the 75 to 84 Year-olds, and the highest mortality rate from 10.4 to 27.3 per cent in the over 85-Year-old.