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How deadly is coronavirus?

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Squashpocket Tue 21-Apr-20 08:49:47

Does anyone know if there has been any update on the case fatality rate since the figures from the WHO at the beginning of March? I believe they were estimating a CFR of around 3.6% at that point. Is it still that high?

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Bagelsandbrie Tue 21-Apr-20 08:52:17

It’s different for every country. I think - I may be wrong - it’s between 1-3%, very much dependent on underlying health conditions, age and so on.

Scottishgirl85 Tue 21-Apr-20 09:02:01

We don't know, we have no idea how many people have had the virus but were asymptomatic.

Sunshinegirl82 Tue 21-Apr-20 09:03:53

I don’t think they can give a definite figure at this stage as too much is unknown. At a population level though I understand the estimates are no more than 1%, possibly 0.5%.

pocketem Tue 21-Apr-20 09:06:19

Very age dependent. If you are under 50 you are extremely unlikely to die from covid

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