Indiana Data: Non-Whites, Older People Much More Likely to Die of COVID-19

September 3, 2020

CIDRAP (September 3)

Indiana Data: Non-Whites, Older People Much More Likely to Die of COVID-19

The COVID-19 case-fatality rate (CFR) in community-dwelling Indiana residents was three times higher in non-whites and 2.5 times higher than that of flu in people 65 years and older, a study published yesterday in the Annals of Internal Medicine found. Indiana University researchers analyzed coronavirus prevalence estimates of people 12 years and older from a random sample taken across their state and COVID-19 tests from Apr 25 to 29. Nursing home residents, which made up 54.9% of the state's deaths at that time, weren't counted because they would have been unable to leave their facilities for testing.


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