As by March 13th, 2020, the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 have risen to 137,445 worldwide affecting 117 countries/regions, including the United States. World Health Organization has announced COVID-19 is now officially a pandemic in March 11th, 2020.
According to Chinese Center of Disease Control and Prevention’s study based on 44,672 confirmed cases in China, 80.9% cases had mild symptoms, 13.8% cases had severe symptoms and needed to be hospitalized, 4.7% cases were critically ill and needed to be taken care at the intensive care unit.
Total recovered case of COVID-19 worldwide is 69,779 (by 9:53 am, March 13th, 2020), the recovery rate of COVID-19 is about 50.7% based on the statistics from Johns Hopkins University.
Total death of COVID-19 worldwide is 5,088 (by 9:53 am, March 13th, 2020). The case fatality rate is about 3.7% worldwide based on current statistics. The estimated death rate ranges from 0.7-3.4%
According to the study from the Chinese CDC, people aged 60+ are at highest risk. Case fatality rate increases with age.
People with comorbid conditions like diabetes, severe asthma, and hypertension are at higher risk too.
Older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes/hypertension seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19.
For more information on COVID-19, see blog article: https://www.ihealthunifiedcare.com/coronavirus-and-the-common-cold-how-will-we-stay-safe/
Stay healthy and safe :) Don’t panic.
From your Care Team at Unified Care