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Covid-19 mortality rate cannot be compared with other diseases, - Ukraine's Health Ministry

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to doctors, mortality from Covid-19 is low, but the number of potential victims may be significant
23:28, 23 November 2020

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Ukrainian anesthesiologist, professor Serhiy Dubrov explained why the mortality rate from coronavirus cannot be compared with other diseases. This is stated in the video, which was published by the Ministry of Health of Ukraine on the Telegram page.

The doctor explained that, on the one hand, the mortality rate from Covid-19 is not high - about 1.9-2%. However, 70% of the population can get infected with coronavirus, while 3-7% of the population suffer from tuberculosis and oncology.

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"If 70% of 40 million falls ill, 30 million fall ill, 2% die, then, sorry, the death rates exceed all strokes, heart attacks, tuberculosis and other diseases combined, not in terms of percentage (statistics - ed.), but in an absolute number of people," Dubrov said.

He noted that the mortality rate from Covid-19 is low, but the number of potential victims from the infection may be "significant."

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As we reported earlier, the World Health Organization has slammed Europe's response to the coronavirus pandemic, saying countries failed to take advantage of a summer lull in cases to prepare for the next wave.

It also warned Europe of the third wave of the deadly Covid-19 pandemic in early 2021.

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