COVID-19 case fatality rates

Why do fatality proportions differ between countries?

If 1,000 people became infected with the novel Coronavirus, how many people may die?

This article looks at the COVID-19 case fatality rate. I also look at why this proportion differs between countries.

Challenges and caution

Estimating the deadliness of a new virus is challenging.

In opening remarks on 3rd March, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (WHO Director-General) said: