#### mikegriffith1

##### Mike Griffith

For perspective on these numbers, it would help to remember that 0.2% is 2 out of 1,000, or 200 out of 100,000, or a 998 out of 1,000 chance of not being hospitalized; that 2.5% is 25 out of 1,000 or 2,500 out of 100,000; and that 7.4% is 74 out of 1,000 or 7,400 out of 100,000, etc., etc.

AGE GROUP----COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATION RATE IN THE U.S.

00-17 ---- 0.2%

18-49 ---- 2.5%

50-64 ---- 7.4%

65-99 ---- 13.8%

AGE GROUP----NUMBER OF COVID-19 DEATHS IN ITALY

00-19 ---- 1

20-29 ---- 7

30-39 ---- 34

40-49 ---- 128

50-59 ---- 549

60-69 ---- 1,682

70-79 ---- 4,756

80-89 ---- 5,754

90+ -------1,469

Here is how these numbers break down in terms of each age group's percentage of COVID-19 deaths in Italy:

AGE GROUP--PERCENTAGE OF COVID-19 DEATHS

70-99 ---- 83.3%

60-69 ---- 11.7%

00-59 ---- 5.0%

I would guess that if we knew the death numbers by each age for ages 60-69, we would discover that the majority of the deaths in that group have been among ages 65-69, but those specific numbers are not in the Statista report. However, in many other countries, death rates begin to rise considerably at age 65, and they begin to rise even more sharply at age 70 (as we likewise see in Italy's data).

Here are the sources for the above numbers:

Hospitalization Rates

### COVID-19 Hospitalizations

gis.cdc.gov

Deaths by Age Groups

### Italy: coronavirus deaths by age | Statista

Around 85 percent of Italy’s coronavirus deaths have been in people aged 70 and over.

www.statista.com