From https://ourworldindata.org/coronavirus we can see that a person between 10 and 39 years old has a probability of 0.2% of dying, which is very low but meaningful.

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See also this table below for reference of deaths among healthy and unhealthy people

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Why would that happen, what could possibly go wrong?

For example, can weight issues (below or above the average) affect this result?

My question is

  • Why would someone, healthy and 10-39 years old, infected with covid-19 might die?
  • This chart does not necessarily show that any young and healthy people have died. We don't have a lot of information yet.
    – Bryan Krause
    Mar 16, 2020 at 21:46
  • @BryanKrause why did they write 0.2% then ? Mar 16, 2020 at 22:38
  • Do you think 100% of people 10-39 are healthy?
    – Bryan Krause
    Mar 16, 2020 at 22:41
  • @BryanKrause nop. But hang on, I saw in another table where it said that 0.9% was the rate of death for healthy people Mar 16, 2020 at 22:47
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    @user8473907, but that table doesn't distinguish between healthy 10-year-olds and healthy 90-year-olds. To figure out if healthy young individuals are dying, you need a two-dimensional table that shows both age and health status.
    – Mark
    Mar 16, 2020 at 22:49


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