COVID-19 Facts That Flatten the Fear

Original source: Flatten The Fear

June 25, 2020

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Updated as of 6-26-20

  • The CDC recently revised its death rate estimate down to just 0.4 percent.
  • One percent of counties in the country account for more than half of all Covid-19 deaths nationally.
  • Ten percent of counties account for more than 90 percent of all deaths.
  • Roughly 40 percent of the counties in the country haven’t experienced a single coronavirus death.
  • 42 percent of all coronavirus deaths have come in nursing homes.
  • In many states, nursing homes and assisted living facilities account for far more than half of all deaths—81 percent in Minnesota and 70 percent in Ohio.
  • More than 80 percent of all Covid-19 deaths are among those over 65 years old.
  • Those aged under 55 account for just seven percent of all Covid-19 deaths.
  • If you are 34 years old or younger, your probability of dying from Covid-19 as of June 3rd was 0.0005 percent.
  • The overwhelming majority of deaths are among those with at least one other underlying medical condition. For 7% of the deaths, Covid-19 was the only cause mentioned.
  • Daily Florida deaths continue to fall—dropping from 51 per day to 34 per day over the last month, according to the 7-day moving average
  • A sizeable portion of Arizona cases have occurred on Indian reservations.
  • Most ICU admissions—in some cases 75 percent or more—aren’t Covid-related.
  • The resumption of elective—yet vital—surgeries is contributing to increased ICU-utilization rates around the country.

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