99% of Those Who Died From Virus Had Other Illness, Italy Says.
More than 99% of Italy’s coronavirus fatalities were people who suffered from previous medical conditions, according to a study by the country’s national health authority
just three victims, or 0.8% of the total, had no previous pathology. Almost half of the victims suffered from at least three prior illnesses and about a fourth had either one or two previous conditions.
The average age of those who’ve died from the virus in Italy is 79.5 (emphasis mine) . As of March 17, 17 people under 50 had died from the disease. All of Italy’s victims under 40 have been males with serious existing medical conditions.
about 100,000 Italians have contracted the virus, daily Il Sole 24 Ore reported. That would bring back the country’s death rate closer to the global average of about 2%
Note: a bunch more deaths in the past 24 hours. So the statistics might well change.
Having said that, the first run, Hot-wash numbers don’t look like it is as bad as the Swine Flu.
Having said that, dead is dead. Might they have died from “normal” flu? Who knows?
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