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COVID-19 in EgyptThe novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting 29 countries and territories around the world.

According to WHO, COVID-19 is the name officially given to the coronavirus (2019-nCoV) which emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan.

Based on all 72,440 cases of COVID-19 confirmed, suspected, and asymptomatic cases in China as of February 18, a paper by the Chinese CCDC released on February 17 and published in the Chinese Journal of Epidemiology has found that the risk of death increases the older you are.

In general, relatively few cases are seen among children while more men have died.

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The fatality rate by age, sex ratio and pre-existing conditions are as follows:

AGE
DEATH RATE
80+ years old
14.8%
70-79 years old
8.0%
60-69 years old
3.6%
50-59 years old
1.3%
40-49 years old
0.4%
10-39 years old
0.2%
0-9 years old
no fatalities
SEX
DEATH RATE
Male
2.8%
Female
1.7%

Pre-existing conditions

Pre-existing illnesses that put patients at higher risk:

  1. cardiovascular disease
  2. diabetes
  3. chronic respiratory disease
  4. hypertension

Source: The Epidemiological Characteristics of an Outbreak of 2019 Novel Coronavirus Diseases (COVID-19) – China CCDC, February 17 2020.

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