# Age, Sex, Existing Conditions of Covid-19 Cases and Deaths, Hacker News

Last updated: February , : (GMT)

## Age of Coronavirus Deaths

Based on all , (cases of COVID – confirmed, suspected, and asymptomatic cases in China as of February , a paper by the Chinese CCDC released on February and published in the Chinese Journal of Epidemiology [1] has found that the risk of death increases the older you are, as follows :

#### COVID – 20 Fata lity Rate by AGE:

e=(number of deaths / number of cases)=probability of dying if infected by the virus (%). This probability differs depending on the age group. The percentage shown below does

#### NOT represent in any way the share of deaths by age group

. Rather, it represents, for a person in a given age group, the risk of dying if infected with COVID – 23.

AGE

(DEATH RATE

years old .8%

72 – (years old)

8.0%

– (years old) 3.6%

## – (years old) (1.3%)

(0.4%)

Death Rat (e=(number of deaths / number of cases)=

#### probability of dying if infected by the virus

(%).

In general, relatively few cases are seen among children.

## Sex ratio

(COVID -) atality Rate by SEX:

e=(number of deaths / number of cases)=probability of dying if infected by the virus (%). This probability differs depending on sex. When reading these numbers, it must be taken into account that

#### smoking in China is much more prevalent among males. Smoking increases the risks of respiratory complications.

– 59 years old
– (years old) (0.2%) – (years old) 0.2% – (years old) 0.2% 0-9 years old no fatalities

SEX

DEATH RATE

Male (2.8%) (Female) (1.7%)

Death Rat e=(number of deaths / number of cases )= probability of dying if infected by the virus ( %).

Pre-existing medical conditions (comorbidities)

Patients who reported no pre-existing (“comorbid”) medical conditions had a case fatality rate of 0.9%. Pre-existing illnesses that put patients at higher risk of dying from a COVID – infection are:

#### COVID – Fatality Rate by COMORBIDITY:

Death Rat e=(number of deaths / number of cases)= probability of dying if infected by the virus (%) . This probability differs depending on pre-existing condition. The percentage shown below does

#### NOT represent in any way the share of deaths by pre-existing condition

. Rather, it represents, for a patient with a given pre-existing condition, the risk of dying (if infected by COVID –

PRE-EXISTING CONDITION

DEATH RATE Cardiovascular disease . 5% Diabetes 7.3%

(Chronic respiratory disease

6.0%

Cancer

5.6%

0.9% (Death Rat) (e=) number of deaths / number of cases)= probability of dying if infected by the virus (%). Novel Coronavirus Worldometer Sections: