Medical workers wearing protective gear take samples from a driver with suspected coronavirus symptoms at a ‘drive-through’ test facility in South Korea. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: South Korea’s aggressive testing gives clues to true fatality rate

  • With 140,000 people tested, the country’s mortality rate is just over 0.6 per cent compared to the 3.4 per cent global average reported by the WHO
  • Various factors can influence this percentage, but scientists agree that all things being equal, it is more accurate when more people are tested
Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak
Medical workers wearing protective gear take samples from a driver with suspected coronavirus symptoms at a ‘drive-through’ test facility in South Korea. Photo: AFP
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