A new study on coronavirus reveals that older people are more likely to be affected by the virus than the younger generation. So far, the virus has mercilessly taken the lives of about 1,900 people in China, and it also spread to 72,000 other people. This tragic status was from the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak last year.
Here are a few of the new study findings: “Older adults are at the most risk of being contaminated with the virus. The results show an 80.9% mild infections, 13.8% of severe cases, and 4.7% of critical situations. People over the age of 80 have the highest fatality rate of 14.8%. The most vulnerable people against this widespread virus are people with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and hypertension.”
The death rate for the middle age people up to 39 years old is of 0.2% and increased slowly for older people. There is also a different percentage between the men and woman deaths. The death rate for men is 2.8%, while the proportion of women is 1.7%. Overall, the virus percentage is 2.3.
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The medical team is facing a severe threat when it comes to coronavirus. 3,019 of the medical staff were assumed to carry the virus from which 1,716 were confirmed. Five health worker has died from the date of February 11. Most of the affected staff were professing in Wuhan, the city of the virus outbreak.
“The percentage of severe cases among Wuhan medical staff has gradually decreased from 38.9 percent at the peak (on January 28) to 12.7 percent in early February,” the report said.
The virus took away the life of a hospital director in Wuhan as well as the life of the ophthalmologist Li Wenliang who tried to inform the rest of the world about the dangerous situation we are in today. Not to say, he was also punished for his ‘ring the alarm’ move.