Andrew Ducker (andrewducker) wrote,
Andrew Ducker

Anyone help me find some stats on demographics and ICU usage from COVID-19?

It's been clear for a while that the vast majority of the deaths are in the people aged 60 and above.

What I can't find is information on what percentage of people, by age, need the ICU.

Because it doesn't matter if the death rate of 30-year-olds is 0.01% - if that death rate assumes that 5% of them go to the ICU and then survive because of medical treatment. Because that means that overwhelming the health system massively multiplies the death rate.

Which seems to be what the models are assuming. But I can't actually find any stats on the percentages of people who need the ICU (by age) and thus would be in much greater danger.

Anyone point me towards something useful?

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