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
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

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
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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