# Age of Coronavirus Deaths

**COVID-19 Fatality Rate by AGE:**

**Death Rate = (number of deaths/number of cases) = probability of dying if infected by the virus (%). This probability differs depending on the age group. The percentages shown below do not have to add up to 100%, as they do NOT represent 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-19.**

***Death Rate = (number of deaths/number of cases) = probability of dying if infected by the virus (%). The percentages do not have to add up to 100%, as they do NOT represent the share of deaths by age group.**

**In general, relatively few cases are seen among children.**

**Sex ratio**

**COVID-19 Fatality Rate by SEX:**

***Death Rate = (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.**

**Death Rate = (number of deaths/number of cases) = probability of dying if infected by the virus (%). The percentages do not have to add up to 100%, as they do NOT represent the share of deaths by sex.**

**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-19 infection are:**

**COVID-19 Fatality Rate by COMORBIDITY:**

***Death Rate = (number of deaths/number of cases) = probability of dying if infected by the virus (%). This probability differs depending on a pre-existing condition. The percentage shown below does NOT represent in any way the share of deaths by a pre-existing condition. Rather, it represents, for a patient with a given pre-existing condition, the risk of dying if infected by COVID-19.**

**Death Rate = (number of deaths/number of cases) = probability of dying if infected by the virus (%). The percentages do not have to add up to 100%, as they do NOT represent the share of deaths by the condition.**