Coronavirus Fatality Rates by Country

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The estimated case fatality rate of SARS-CoV-2 has increased steadily, reaching 4.07% based on current data, but continues to remain significantly lower than for SARS (10%) or MERS (34%). As the outbreak evolves, the fatality rate is likely to fluctuate.

In mainland China, the highest case fatality rate has been recorded in the city of Wuhan (4.99%). Internationally, some of the countries with the highest fatality rates, based on current data, are Italy (8.30%) and Iran (6.98%).

 Fatality rate is generally higher among older adults, among males, and those with pre-existing conditions (cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and chronic respiratory disease).

Fatality Rates Around The World