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Case fatality rate (ratio) for COVID-19 in Israel

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. The rise in CFR reflected the time course of the aggravation of the disease symptoms. 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.

Following the vaccination program, the CFR dropped to 0.6% and is currently stabilized at 0.26%.

The death rate is dependent on the age of the patients (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 CFR. See here.

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Citation for the page

Hanukoglu, Israel. (2024, February 21). "Graph of Case fatality rate of COVID-19 in Israel". Retrieved from