COVID-19 mortality rate by age group in Spain March 2020

The coronavirus that originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan and spread to all Spanish regions had a higher mortality rate among those aged over 90 years old, according to the most recent data. In this age group, almost 25.7 percent of those that contracted the COVID-19 died from the complications caused by this virus. As of March 22, the disease mostly affected those aged 50-59 years old and 70 to 79 years old with about 16.5 percent of people infected found in those age ranges. As of March 31, the number of people affected by this coronavirus in Spain was about 94.4 thousand. Madrid, the Spanish capital and the region with the highest number of cases, had a transmission rate of 413 cases every 100 thousand people as of the same date.

COVID-19: background information
COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that had not previously been identified in humans. The first case was detected in the Hubei province of China at the end of December 2019. Thousands of new cases are being reported each day, and because the illness has only recently been detected, it is not known exactly how the virus is spreading from person to person. However, the outbreak of the SARS coronavirus, which began in 2002, is thought to have spread via cough and sneeze droplets.

Mortality rate of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Spain as of March 31, 2020, by age group

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Release date

March 2020

Region

Spain

Survey time period

as of March 31, 2020

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