Last week we shared the number of COVID fatalities by various age groups within the county to give a scope of how the virus has impacted people of different ages.  However, it didn’t answer the mortality rate for those infected.  In other words, we wanted to see what the fatality rate was by age group to allow everyone to get a sense of what their own personal risk is of catching the virus.

85+

In Miami-Dade County, there are 761 cases of people aged 85 and over who have contracted the Coronavirus.  This group has the highest number of total fatalities in the County with 164 deaths.  The fatality rate for those 85 and over is at 22%.  That’s 1 out of every 5th person over 85 who catches this disease dying from it.

75 – 84

There have been approximately 1,100 cases of the COVID-19 within Miami-Dade County for elderly people aged 75 – 84.  Of those, 143 have passed away.  That’s a still scary 13% fatality rate or about 1 out of 8 seniors aged 75 – 84 who catch the disease dying from it.

65 – 74

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There have been 1,700 cases of COVID-19 within Miami-Dade County for seniors aged 65 – 74.  Of those, 126 have passed away.  That’s a 7.4% fatality rate or 1 out of 13 seniors with Coronavirus succumbing to the disease.

55 – 64

There have been 2,600 cases of COVID-19 within Miami-Dade County among people aged 55 – 64.  Of those, 59 have passed away.  That’s a 2.3% fatality rate or 1 out of 44 people aged 55 – 64 with Coronavirus who have died from the disease.

45 – 54

There have been 2,900 cases of COVID-19 within Miami-Dade County among people aged 45 – 54 or the group with the most cases.  Of those, 29 have passed away.  That’s a 1.0% fatality rate or 1 out of 100 people aged 45 – 54 with Coronavirus who have died from the disease.

35 – 44

There have been 2,400 cases of COVID-19 within Miami-Dade County among people aged 35 – 44.  Of those, only 10 have passed away.  That’s a 0.4% fatality rate or 1 out of 240 people aged 35 – 44 with Coronavirus who have died from the disease.

25 – 34

There have been 2,500 cases of COVID-19 within Miami-Dade County among people aged 25 – 34.  Of those, only 3 have passed away.  That’s a 0.1% fatality rate or 1 out of 833 people aged 25 – 34 with Coronavirus who have died from the disease.

0 – 24

There have been 1,411 cases of the COVID-19 within Miami-Dade County among people aged 0 – 24.  Of those, none have passed away.  Period.  In other words, if you get the Coronavirus and you’re under 25, you have extremely low, if any risk of dying from the disease.  It doesn’t mean you can’t get really sick, but you will survive.

Takeaways

This data only reiterates the extreme importance of securing our seniors.  We don’t have to look further than Fair Havens right here in Miami Springs to see how quickly the disease can spread and how viciously the disease attacks the elderly.  If you live with seniors and or work with seniors, it’s important for you to take extreme precautions to keep yourself safe and ensure you don’t spread it to seniors.

If you’re under 25, you have virtually no risk of dying from the virus, but you do have the risk of spreading it to seniors.  From a public policy standpoint, some may argue that this group should begin socially re-engaging with other people in their age group to allow this group to catch the virus and become immune to it.  Others may argue, that this group can and will spread to others less likely to fair well from the Coronavirus.

Bottom line, we must continue to protect our seniors by washing our hands, wearing a mask, and social distancing.

RAW DATA

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