What Exactly is the Real Death Rate of COVID-19?


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The coronavirus pandemic is here and it continues to get worse everyday. However, the truth death rate of the virus is still unknown.

The virus has been around for nearly four months and has caused a global outbreak, but testing issues are causing problems calculating how many people have truly died from the disease.

As of right all the data suggests that nearly 5% of infected people will die from coronavirus. That's one in every 22 patients dying from coronavirus.

Data from around the world suggests that 4.5 per cent of people who catch the coronavirus - one in every 22 patients.

Out of the confirmed 530,000 cases worldwide, there has been around 23,700 deaths recorded.

However because of the vastly different ways people are being tested by country, the death rate could be a lot lower than the data suggests.

Italy, one of the worst affected country, has had a fatality rate of 11.3% equalling out to more than 9,100 deaths.

A lot of information has suggested that this is because of Italy's elderly population and intensity of the way epidemic hit the county not allowing testing facilities to control the virus from spreading.

On the other hand, Germany had a drastically lower death rate and it may be because most of their infected patients have been younger and their testing including people who were mildly ill as well.

Basically the way a government conducts their testing will affect how good or bad a country's death will look.

If countries are only testing people with severe symptoms, they are likely to have higher death rates.

So since every country is doing their testing different, it is almost impossible to get an accurate number on the worldwide death rate of the coronavirus.

For more information, please read the full article at the Daily Mail.

To hear John and Ken explain what this means, please listen below:

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