CDC Numbers Show Dying From COVID-19 Highly Unlikely
The Centers for Diseases Control & Prevention released new COVID-19 numbers this month, showing the likelihood of a person dying from the coronavirus. If you are a person who is worried about COVID-19, these numbers may make you feel better. While to those who feel that too much is being made of the coronavirus, the numbers may provide more confidence about your position.
The numbers below are taken directly from the CDC’s website. They are IFR (Infection Fatality Ratio) survivability best estimates after contracting the virus.
- 0-19 years old survivability rate is 99.997%
- 20-49 years old survivability rate is 99.98%
- 50-69 years old survivability rate is 99.5%
- 70 years old or older survivability rate is 94.6%
To show it another way, the CDC’s new estimate for the death rate after contracting COVID-19 by age are:
- 0-19 years old death rate is .003% or .00003
- 20-49 years old death rate is .02% or .0002
- 50-69 years old death rate is .5%% or .005
- 70 years old or older death rate is 5.4% or .054
Here locally, we have suffered four deaths related to the coronavirus. Here are some COVID-19 facts for Gallatin County.
- The death rate for COVID-19 is .002 or 0.27%. That means you have a survivability rate of 99.73%.
- No one has died of coronavirus in Gallatin County under the age of 50. Two of our four deaths were people in their 90s.
- Currently, we have three people hospitalized due to COVID-19.
- In the six months (200-plus days) of our coronavirus pandemic, 26 people have been hospitalized due to COVID-19.
- According to the United States Census Department, Gallatin County has a population of 114,434. That means that 0.023% of the residents have been sick enough to seek medical attention due to COVID-19. Put another way: 99.97% of Gallatin County residents have not required medical care for the coronavirus in the current pandemic's six months.
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