New research has revealed that the death rate due to Covid-19 in Wuhan is lower than originally estimated. Research helps scientists find new cures.
The study published in March 19 in the journal Nature Medicine said the mortality rate of people with Covid-19 symptoms in Wuhan, China, was 1.4%. Previously, this figure was estimated to range from 2-3.4%.
The assessment of the risk of death in Wuhan gives an overview of the epidemic at the beginning of the epidemic.
Some experts say that the mortality rate in this symptom case may be lower in countries like the US if measures such as closure of businesses, schools and social isolation are effective in employment. slow the spread of disease.
“The experience gained from handling patients initially contributes to creating newer and more effective treatments for many patients and can reduce the number of deaths,” the study authors wrote. The group also includes scientists from Harvard University T.H. School of Public Health. Chan of Harvard University.
However, the 1.4% mortality rate is still high. The death rate from seasonal flu is only 0.1% of people infected in the United States.
For those aged 60 and over, the mortality rate for Covid-19 was 2.6%. This makes the older group five times more likely to die than those with symptoms between 30 and 59 years of age. This group has a mortality risk of 0.5%.
For those under 30, this percentage is 0.3%, according to the study.