COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by Coronavirus SARS 2 CoV strain.
The disease spectrum ranges between a simple cold to fatal pneumonia.
The spectrum of illness, an individual can develop depends on various factors and Comorbidities.
Here is a guide showing people at risk of developing fatal diseases.
|AGE||case fatality rate(%)|
|>80yrs||14.8 – 16.7|
|Comorbidities||Case fatality rate|
| Respiratory disorder |
(Smokers,Asthma, Tuberculosis, COPD)
Elderly population and people with diabetes,hypertension, lung problems, smokers, cardiovascular diseases are more prone to develop fatal disease compared to normal individual .
A covid patient who goes into respiratory failure, septic shock(low bp due to infection), organ dysfunction (failing kidneys or liver) is considered as CRITICALLY ILL.
A critically ill patient have CFR of 49%, which means just a 50% chance of survival.
Stay home stay safe.