CHART: Survival rate by age if you get COVID-19

Credit: CDC

According to data provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health, the survival rate for American who contract the COVID-19 virus is incredibly high.

While Illinois isn’t the world United States, this data is reflective of data from other states and countries throughout the world.

Am I Safe If I Get Infected With Coronavirus?

AgeSurvival Rate
0 – 1999.9%
20 – 2999.9%
30 – 3999.6%
40 – 4999.2%
50 – 5998.0%
60 – 6994.1%
70 – 7985.2%
80+74.1%
Data from the Illinois Department of Public Health – May 9, 2020

Being careful during this pandemic is smart. The data seems to suggest that the best hope for achieving herd immunity is by people 50 years old and younger continuing to live their lives, yet it a very safe and smart manner. Meanwhile older Americans, especially those above the age of 70, should continue stay-at-home procedures.

What Is Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

According to the Mayo Clinic, the Coronavirus is “now known as the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The disease it causes is called coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). In March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the¬†COVID-19¬†outbreak a pandemic.”

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