Case fatality rate (CFR) is defined as the percentage of people who died among people diagnosed with a specific disease.
The first death was reported on March 20, 2020 (See graph of COVID-19 cases). As seen in the graph below, the fatality rate continuously increased for about a month, reaching a peak of 1.32% deaths among COVID-19 confirmed cases. This continuous rise of the CFR reflects the time course of the aggravation of the disease symptoms. Since then the CFR gradually increased reaching a peak of 1.7%. After this peak, the CFR gradually dropped reaching a plateau at 0.73%.
On August 19, 2020, the CFR jumped from 0.73% to 0.8%. According to the Ministry of Health report, on this day, about 50 previously uncounted cases were added to the total number of deceased patients.
The death rate is dependent on the age of the patients (See graph of age dependence of death).
There are major differences in the case-fatality ratio among countries. Israel is among the countries with the lowest case-fatality ratio. See here.
NOTE: Clicking the label for World below, will hide the graph for World.
- Daily statistics of coronavirus infections in Israel - Logarithmic scale.
- Symptoms observed in confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection
Citation for the page
Hanukoglu, Israel. (2020, October 22). "Graph of Case fatality rate of COVID-19 in Israel". Retrieved from https://www.science.co.il/medical/coronavirus/Case_fatality_rate.php