According to a press release shared by the World Health Organization, approximately 3.4 percent of the patients who have been infected with coronavirus have died. The rate is available at a global level, and coronavirus is now more dangerous than flu, which has a mortality rate of less than 1 percent.
New data has been shared after the number of deaths rose substantially in Iran and Italy. The two countries and South Korea hold 80% of the new cases that have been diagnosed outside China. More than 94,4000 cases have been recorded across the world, with 3,200 deaths taking place.
The results are quite surprising, especially since a recent study which observed patients located and 30 Chinese provinces mentioned that the death rate would reach 1.4%. It is theorized that the death rates will continue to increase as most milder cases tend to go untreated.
Covid-19 Death Rate Spikes to 3.4 Percent
Many patients who are affected by the coronavirus will experience unpleasant but minor symptoms. The risk of being affected by complications grows along with the age of the patient and the existence of prior health issues. Older data suggested that the mortality rate of COVID-19 is influenced by the quality of the healthcare system, which treats the patient, and it can range from 0.7% to 4%. During the early stages, it appeared that a stable death rate of 2.3% could be identified.
At this point, it is important to highlight the fact that the coronavirus features traits that make it quite different in comparison to regular flu. The transmission mechanics continue to remain elusive, and there is no definite treatment of functional vaccine that can be used to treat or prevent the infection.
The novel coronavirus (Covid-19) continues to spread across the world, and several states have already announced that schools will be closes in an attempt to limit the appearance of new cases. Hundreds of thousands of cases may remain undetected as patients believe that they have regular flu or cold.