Coronavirus: What are the chances of dying and who is most at risk?

The illness caused by the new coronavirus, COVID-19, continues to spread across borders, but the risk of contracting it isn’t the same for everyone.

It depends on a range of factors — age, travel history, access to and quality of health care — but scientists are still working to determine exactly how deadly it is.

Here’s a look at what we know so far.

What are the chances of dying?

It’s hard to say at this point.

In Wuhan, China — where the virus first exploded — about two to four per cent of patients have died, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Throughout the rest of China, the death rate is much lower, at around 0.7 per cent.

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