Scientists at Imperial College London conducted a study that showed the mortality rate from coronavirus.
The website of the educational institution published the corresponding research, Report says.
The document reveals that:
- In high income countries, the estimated overall infection fatality ratio (IFR) is 1.15% (95% prediction interval 0.78-1.79).
- In low-income countries, the estimated overall IFR is 0.23% (95% prediction interval 0.14-0.42).
- Age-specific IFRs increased from 0.1% and below for individuals under 40 years to greater than 5% among individuals over 80 years.
This report covers a screening of 175 studies and identified ten antibody surveys to obtain updated estimates of the IFR using a modeling framework.
On December 31, 2019, Chinese authorities announced an outbreak of pneumonia in China's Wuhan, and the causative agent is a new type of coronavirus officially named COVID-19.
On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a new coronavirus outbreak a pandemic.