Feb 4, 2020

80% of coronavirus victims are over 60, Chinese health official says

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80% of victims were over the age of 60 and 75% had some form of underlying condition, according to China’s National Health Commission.

The death rate from the Wuhan coronavirus across mainland China stands at 2.1%, China’s National Health Commission said in a press update on Tuesday.

In Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak, the rate is 3.1%, said Jiao Yahui, deputy director of the National Health Commissions State Health Administration.

Hubei province accounts for 97% of all deaths.

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