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How serious is COVID-19?

Effects of COVID-19

COVID-19 generally causes mild illness, especially in children and young adults. Most people recover from it without special medical treatment. About 1 in every 5 people affected with COVID-19 need hospital care. However, in sever cases, complications can occur, leading to:

Since COVID-19 is a newly discovered disease, it is difficult to have an accurate estimate about mortality rate. However, recent studies suggest a mortality rate between 1.4 to 3.4%.

Most vulnerable or high-risk groups

References:

  1. WHO: Q&A on coronaviruses (COVID-19)
  2. healthline: Coronavirus Incubation Period
  3. WebMD: New China Report Sets COVID-19 Death Rate at 1.4%
  4. Mayo Clinic: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
  5. Coronavirus Resource Center - Harvard Health
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