Global case fatality rate drops to its lowest ever level during the pandemic

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Finally, some good news on the Covid front. Whilst the world battles its way through a blizzard of Omicron, the lower death rate for the variant has sent the global case fatality rate tumbling to just 1.86%, the lowest level since the beginning of the pandemic.


What we still don’t know, however, is whether the Omicron variant will lead to a reduction in Long Covid case rates across the world.

With the level of global Covid infections now topping two million a day, Long Covid could be a very nasty sting in the tail of the so-called “mild” variant.





** This post was originally published on January 4, 2022 **