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What Is the Death Rate from Coronavirus?

1 to 2 percent for fatalities among the symptomatic seems to be the consensus for now — but, read on.

You need to read the entire article below to get all the information about the difficulty and process for identifying what the death rate is for a new disease that has just emerged, aka COVID-19.

Why it’s so hard to pin down the risk of dying from coronavirus

When you hear numbers tossed around about the fatality rate of COVID-19, there is more to the story and what the population is that you are using to establish the death rate. Infected, symptomatic?


Eric Holdeman is a contributing writer for Emergency Management magazine and is the former director of the King County, Wash., Office of Emergency Management.
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