The HKU study says the risk of death among those aged 70 or above will be around three times more than the overall death rate of 1.4 per cent. Photo: Edmond SoThe HKU study says the risk of death among those aged 70 or above will be around three times more than the overall death rate of 1.4 per cent. Photo: Edmond So
The HKU study says the risk of death among those aged 70 or above will be around three times more than the overall death rate of 1.4 per cent. Photo: Edmond So

University of Hong Kong researchers put Covid-19 mortality rate at 1.4 per cent

  • But HKU researchers say coronavirus epidemic is ‘much more severe and deadlier’ than the 2009 swine flu pandemic
  • Earlier this week, WHO estimated coronavirus mortality rate at 3.4 per cent

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
The HKU study says the risk of death among those aged 70 or above will be around three times more than the overall death rate of 1.4 per cent. Photo: Edmond SoThe HKU study says the risk of death among those aged 70 or above will be around three times more than the overall death rate of 1.4 per cent. Photo: Edmond So
The HKU study says the risk of death among those aged 70 or above will be around three times more than the overall death rate of 1.4 per cent. Photo: Edmond So
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