Coronavirus death rate rises with age to a high of 13%

The Lancet Infectious Diseases report shows the case-fatality ratio is lowest in the under 60s at 0.38%

Risk of death from the novel coronavirus rises rapidly with age, and, overall, it's more deadly than the 2009 H1N1 flu, according to a new report in the Lancet Infectious Diseases.


The findings come from a model that uses data from China, where the pandemic started, and 37 other nations to estimate mortality.

The case-fatality ratio in China was 1.38%, the researchers found, after adjusting for demographics and case underascertainment.