The probability of dying after developing coronavirus symptoms is 1.4% in Wuhan, China, new research suggests

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  • More than 227,000 people have been infected with the new coronavirus worldwide, and 9,300 have died. The city of Wuhan, China, where the outbreak started, was hardest hit.
  • According to a new study about the Wuhan cases, the chance a patient who shows coronavirus symptoms dies is 1.4%.
  • That figure is much lower than previous estimates for Wuhan.
  • The researchers found that symptomatic patients older than 59 were five times more likely to die from the coronavirus than people between the ages of 30 and 59.
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Medical staff members carry a patient into the Jinyintan hospital, where patients infected by the coronavirus are treated in Wuhan, China, January 18, 2020.
Medical staff members carry a patient into the Jinyintan hospital, where patients infected by the coronavirus are treated in Wuhan, China, January 18, 2020.

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