How do you calculate case fatality rates?

The case fatality rate is the percent of individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 that died from COVID-19. Since it is a percentage, you have to define a numerator and a denominator. The numerator is the number of people who died from COVID-19. Because new cases are being diagnosed daily, the denominator includes only people who have recovered per CDC definition (active cases could still die) as well as those who died. Learn more in our epi mini-lesson.

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1. Why is it called COVID-19?
2. What is community spread?
3. What does fully recovered mean?
4. What is community mitigation?
5. What is herd immunity?
6. What does case count mean?
7. What is a running average and why do we use them?
8. How do you calculate case fatality rates?
9. How is cause of death determined and coded?
10. What is misinformation?