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What is the fatality rate?

As of September 3, around 3.3% of reported COVID-19 cases (globally) had died. In the US, 3% of reported COVID-19 cases have died. The current mortality for known cases of COVID-19 is about 1.6% in South Korea and 3.8% in Germany, countries where there has been widespread testing.

Because many mild or asymptomatic COVID-19 infections go unreported, it is thought the case fatality ratio is lower than 2%, possibly somewhere between 0.5% and 1%; but that would still mean that COVID-19 is many more times deadly than the flu, and very dangerous.

For the most recent counts of confirmed COVID-19 cases, deaths, and recoveries, visit this dashboard.

Drafted: 3 September 2020