Coronavirus warning – how likely are you to die from COVID-19? Doctor reveals your risk
She writes: “A model-based analysis of the widely varying statistics on death rates for coronavirus, based on figures from 37 countries, suggests that even among people with more severe disease, the ‘case fatality’ ratio (the proportion of people with confirmed disease who died) is about 1.4 percent – about 1 in 300 among people under 60, 1 in 15 among all over-60s and 1 in 7 among over-80s.
“Another paper backs up the idea that your risk of dying, even if you end up in hospital, depends largely on your age.
“While a significant number of people needing ICU (Intensive Care Unit) treatment will not recover, recovery rates for people who do not need ventilation are good.”
Patient Access provides the following statistics – the percentage o people severe enough to be in hospital who need ICU treatment is:
Age under 40 – 5 percent
Age 40 to 49 – 6.3 percent
Age 50 to 59 – 12.2 percent
Age 60 to 69 – 27.4 percent
Age 70 to 79 – 43.2 percent
Age 80+ – 70.9 percent
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Published at Sun, 26 Apr 2020 09:03:00 +0000