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Coronavirus Mortality Rates Increase Dramatically by Age Group

Coronavirus Mortality Rates Increase Dramatically by Age Group

A report released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) last week showed that coronavirus mortality rates in the United States increase dramatically by age group.

The data in the report, “Severe Outcomes Among Patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) — United States, February 12–March 16, 2020,” included data from 2,499 new coronavirus cases where the age and hospitalization status of the patient were known, out of 4,266 total new coronavirus cases reported during that time period.

for those aged 0 to 19 (an age group that accounted for 5 percent of those included in the study, or 123 out of 2,449) 0.1 percent for those aged 20 to 44 (an age group that accounted for 29 percent of those included in the study, or 705 out of 2,449)

for those aged 20 to 44 (an age group that accounted for 29 percent of those included in the study, or 705 out of 2,449) 0.5 percent for those aged 45 to 54 (an age group that accounted for 18 percent of those included in the study, or 429 out of 2,449)

of those aged 75 to 84 (an age group that accounted for 8 percent of those included in the study, or 210 out of 2,449) 10.4 percent of those aged 85 and older (an age group that accounted for 6 percent of those included in the study, or 144 out of 2,449)

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