Risk of Coronavirus Complications Increases at Age 50, Study Says

Scientists also believe that the probability of contracting the virus is constant in all age groups, as is the case with other coronaviruses previously studied.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A study that analyzed 70,117 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in China and another 689 of people removed from Wuhan shows that the proportion of deaths from confirmed coronavirus cases has been revised to less than half of what had been estimated in earlier studies: instead of 3.67 percent, the mortality rate is 1.38 percent.

The study, published in the British scientific journal The Lancet, further shows that the risk of complications from infection with the novel coronavirus rises dramatically with age, becoming more acute from the age of 50. Nevertheless, mortality . . .

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