October 1, 2020 – People in Croatia live for an average of 78 years, and the average age of COVID-19 fatalities is 76 years old
The average age of COVID-19 fatalities or those dying as of consequence of Coronavirus is 76.3 years, according to the latest statistics from the Croatian Institute of Public Health. At the time of writing, a total of 280 Coronavirus-related fatalities have so far been recorded in Croatia.
The average age of COVID-19 fatalities has decreased slightly compared to figures released earlier. At the beginning of May 2020, Croatia’s Minister of Health announced that the average age of COVID-19 fatalities was 79.2 years.
Most Coronavirus-related deaths have been recorded in the age group of 80 to 89 years. There have been 81 such deaths since the beginning of the epidemic. In the 70 to 79 age group, 71 people died, in the 90 to 99 age group, 34 people died, and in the 60 to 69 age group, 31 died.
In the age group of 50 to 59 years, 21 deaths occurred, and five deaths were recorded in the age group of 40 to 49 years. There have so far been no Coronavirus-related deaths among those under the age of 40 in Croatia. One person over the age of 100 has died from Coronavirus.
There is currently no accurate data on the average age of COVID-19 fatalities worldwide. The World Health Organization has previously said that of all Coronavirus-related deaths in Europe, more than 80 percent of the deceased had at least one pre-existing chronic disease, such as diabetes, high blood pressure or cardiovascular disease. Extremely serious, life-changing and even fatal cases of Coronavirus have been recorded in the under 40s in other countries.
The figures used in this news item were originally compiled by Index journalists Ilko Ćimić and Davor Tomšić. This news item is a direct translation of their original, which can be found in Index
Neither the author nor Total Croatia News draws any conclusion from this translation, the figures reported, or their comparison.