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Surgical Medicine Open Access Journal

The Impact of Age Structure of a Country in Case Fatality of Covid-19

Submission: November 20, 2020;Published: December 09, 2020

DOI: 10.31031/SMOAJ.2020.04.000578

ISSN : 2578-0379
Volume4 Issue1


The SARS-CoV 2 pandemic, since its origin in China as a cluster of pneumonia cases, had reached almost every part of the world and had killed more than one million people worldwide [1]. The case fatality differs substantially between countries along with the number of symptomatic patients, sequelae of the disease and those who require intensive lifecare support. Such a perceived difference can be attributed to macroecological dissimilarities like the general well-being of the population and a more extent, its demographic structure. The demographic characteristics, most notably the age structure and population density, has important implications in the spread of infectious diseases [2,3].

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