WHO: Death rate from new coronavirus infection is about 0.6%

Maria van Kohoff, technical director of WHO’s Health Emergency Program, said studies have shown that the rate of new coronavirus infection is less than 10 per cent in most areas, but in areas with intensive transmission, the infection rate is more than 20 per cent or 25 per cent or higher.

WHO: Death rate from new coronavirus infection is about 0.6%

In addition, according to some statistical models, based on the number of deaths from neo-crown pneumonia and the number of people expected to have been infected with the new coronavirus, the mortality rate after infection with the new coronavirus is about 0.6%, and will rise sharply with age.

Although this number may not sound very high, it is actually much higher than the flu.