Has anyone under 50 died from the coronavirus?

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  1. Yes, Based upon these two data sources:A paper by the Chinese CCDC released on Feb. 17, which is based on 72,314 confirmed, suspected, and asymptomatic cases of COVID-19 in China as of Feb. 11, and was published in the Chinese Journal of Epidemiology [1]
    We will list data from both, labeling them as “confirmed cases” and “all cases” respectively in the tables.

    Age of Coronavirus Deaths

    COVID-19 Fatality Rate by AGE:

    *Death Rate = (number of deaths / number of cases) = probability of dying if infected by the virus (%). This probability differs depending on the age group. The percentages shown below do not have to add up to 100%, as they do NOT represent share of deaths by age group. Rather, it represents, for a person in a given age group, the risk of dying if infected with COVID-19.

    AGE

    DEATH RATE
    confirmed cases

    DEATH RATE
    all cases

    80+ years old 21.9% (confirmed cases) 14.8% (all cases)

    70-79 years old 8.0%

    60-69 years old 3.6%

    50-59 years old 1.3%

    40-49 years old 0.4%

    30-39 years old 0.2%

    20-29 years old 0.2%

    10-19 years old 0.2%

    0-9 years old no fatalities

    *Death Rate = (number of deaths / number of cases) = probability of dying if infected by the virus (%). The percentages do not have to add up to 100%, as they do NOT represent share of deaths by age group.

    In general, relatively few cases are seen among children.

    Sex ratio

    COVID-19 Fatality Rate by SEX:

    *Death Rate = (number of deaths / number of cases) = probability of dying if infected by the virus (%). This probability differs depending on sex. When reading these numbers, it must be taken into account that smoking in China is much more prevalent among males. Smoking increases the risks of respiratory complications.

    SEX

    DEATH RATE
    confirmed cases

    DEATH RATE
    all cases

    Male 4.7% (Confirmed cases) 2.8% (all cases)

    Female 2.8% (confirmed cases) 1.7% (all cases)

    *Death Rate = (number of deaths / number of cases) = probability of dying if infected by the virus (%). The percentages do not have to add up to 100%, as they do NOT represent share of deaths by sex.

    Pre-existing medical conditions (comorbidities)

    Patients who reported no pre-existing (“comorbid”) medical conditions had a case fatality rate of 0.9%. Pre-existing illnesses that put patients at higher risk of dying from a COVID-19 infection are:

    COVID-19 Fatality Rate by COMORBIDITY:

    *Death Rate = (number of deaths / number of cases) = probability of dying if infected by the virus (%). This probability differs depending on pre-existing condition. The percentage shown below does NOT represent in any way the share of deaths by pre-existing condition. Rather, it represents, for a patient with a given pre-existing condition, the risk of dying if infected by COVID-19.

    PRE-EXISTING CONDITION

    DEATH RATE
    confirmed cases

    DEATH RATE
    all cases

    Cardiovascular disease

    13.2%

    10.5%

    Diabetes

    9.2%

    7.3%

    Chronic respiratory disease

    8.0%

    6.3%

    Hypertension

    8.4%

    6.0%

    Cancer

    7.6%

    5.6%

    no pre-existing conditions

    0.9%

    *Death Rate = (number of deaths / number of cases) = probability of dying if infected by the virus (%). The percentages do not have to add up to 100%, as they do NOT represent share of deaths by condition.

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