What is the risk of dying from Covid 19

It is hard to keep the risks of Covid 19 in perspective.

If you are of working age the risk of dying is 8.4 per 100,000.
There is variability within that number; women are at a lower risk, men at a higher. BAME seem to be at higher risk, as are all those with underlying conditions or those working in certain public-facing occupations. This means the risk to those not in higher-risk categories have a lower risk than that 8.4 per 100,000.

To give that some context…the risk of death from motor accidents is about 5 per 100,000 in each year.

But before we decide that we should relax the lockdown, bear in mind that the risk quoted above, could rise dramatically if we do not maintain a tight lockdown.

Oh and if you are over 65 years old, the risk is 286 per 100,000