Refined Mortality Rates Of Covid 19 Using Data From 45 Countries

Refined Mortality Rates Of Covid-19 Using Data From 45 Countries

Countries report deaths from COVID-19 in different ways, which has created challenges for researchers who seek to uncover the pandemic’s global mortality patterns. While it’s long been known that elderly people are more at risk of death from this disease, exact estimates by age have varied.

A new study published Nov. 2 in Nature sought to refine our knowledge of age-associated mortality risks from COVID-19, and UF preeminence professor Derek Cummings contributed to the work. The study also analyzed the seroprevalence of antibodies indicating infection-derived immunity to COVID-19 to validate their model’s estimate of infection rates based on reported deaths.