In Germany, the number of deaths from coronavirus is relatively low for the number of confirmed infections. The rate is lower than in Italy, where the number of deaths linked to confirmed Covid-19 infections remains extremely high. Currently, the rate in Germany is at 0.4 percent, with data from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA, suggesting the rate is 20 times higher in Italy.
Who gets tested?
An economist, Andreas Backhaus, has tweeted that the average age of coronavirus cases in Italy was 63 years and in Germany 45 years of age (at the time of his post).
That may be explained if […]
Timing of the epidemic
The course of the epidemic could provide a further explanation for the difference in death rates. […]
The health of a healthcare system
The most important question, however, is how well a country’s healthcare system is prepared for an outbreak[…]
Worldwide, the number of available intensive care beds is a varied story. In Germany, there are 29 beds per 100,000 people. In the USA there are 34 beds per 100,000 people. In Italy there are just 12 and in Spain just 10 intensive care beds per 100,000 people. […]
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