Study shows clear link between age and risk of dying from COVID-19

Approximately 0.6 percent of all people who were infected with COVID-19 in the second half of March have passed away. Mortality was 4.3 percent in the age group 70 and older, but 0.1 percent among people younger than age 70. These are the results of a study conducted by the Public Health Agency of Sweden in Stockholm County.

"The results show a clear link between increased mortality and advanced age. This underscores the importance of protecting the elderly from infection," says Lisa Brouwers, Head of the Unit for Analysis at the Public Health Agency of Sweden.

Source: Folkhälsomyndigheten

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