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Suga comments on 7.5% mortality rate of hospitalized COVID-19 patients

  • August 7, 2020
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NHK reported that Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga commented on the results of analysis by the National Center for Global Health and Medicine showing that the mortality rate of more than 2,600 COVID-19 patients who were hospitalized in medical institutions in Japan was 7.5%, significantly lower than the 20% mortality rate of hospitalized patients in the UK and the U.S. He reportedly said: “We are aware of the report by the National Center for Global Health and Medicine that the mortality rate of COVID-19 patients who were hospitalized from March to early July was 7.5%….We will closely monitor future research and analysis of the contributing factors.”

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