The US Center for Disease Control (CDC) has released an update to their research on the fatality rate associated with COVID-19. The CDC first posted this data on May 20, 2020, with the understanding that the parameter values would be updated and augmented over time. This update, dated September 10th, is based on data received by CDC through August 8, 2020.
A quick summary of COVID-19 survival rates is shown below. The summary is based on the CDC table provided at the end of this report.
CDC COVID-19 Survival Rates
- Age 0-19 — 99.997%
- Age 20-49 — 99.98%
- Age 50-69 — 99.5%
- Age 70+ — 94.6%
How do these rates compare to what has transpired in Leon County during the pandemic? The age groupings do not match directly, but this is what we know.
- In Leon County, there have been 6,811 COVID-19 cases reported for people under the age of 34 and and no reported deaths.
- For ages of 35-64, there have been 2,618 cases and 17 deaths. This is a 99.35% survival rate.
- For ages 65 and over, there have been 675 cases and 51 deaths. This is a 92.4% survival rate.
- For all ages below 65, the survival rate is 99.8% with 9,454 cases and 17 deaths.
- Overall, Leon County has a survival rate of 99.3% with 10,129 cases and 68 deaths.
CDC Table on COVID-19 Scenarios
Infection Fatality Ratio (IFR): The number of individuals who die of the disease among all infected individuals (symptomatic and asymptomatic). This parameter is not necessarily equivalent to the number of reported deaths per reported case because many cases and deaths are never confirmed to be COVID-19, and there is a lag in time between when people are infected and when they die. This parameter also reflects the existing standard of care, which may vary by location and may be affected by the introduction of new therapeutics.