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What is the fatality rate?

As of May 14, around 6.8% of reported COVID-19 cases (globally) had died. The current mortality for known cases of COVID-19 is about 2.4% in South Korea and 4.5% in Germany, countries where there has been widespread testing.

Because many mild or asymptomatic COVID-19 infections go unreported, it is thought the case fatality ratio is lower than 2%, possibly about 1%; but that would still mean that COVID-19 is at least ten times more deadly than the flu, and very dangerous.

For the most recent counts of confirmed COVID-19 cases, deaths, and recoveries, visit this dashboard.

Drafted: 14 May 2020

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