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Table 1 Descriptive statistics by age group (by May 15)

From: Saving lives during the COVID-19 pandemic: the benefits of the first Swiss lockdown

  Age groups  
  0–9 10–19 20–29 30–39 40–49 50–64 65–79 80+ Total
Panel A: positive cases
Number of cases 153 862 3801 4106 4768 8318 4393 4059 30460
Share of total cases 0.50% 2.83% 12.48% 13.48% 15.65% 27.31% 14.42% 13.33% 100%
Share of women 47.02% 58.58% 59.73% 57.20% 57.19% 50.29% 44.81% 60.70% 54.30%
Panel B: hospitalizations and ICU
Hospitalizations 26 33 110 136 258 866 1275 1187 3891
Hospitalizations/cases 16.99% 3.83% 2.89% 3.31% 5.41% 10.41% 29.02% 29.24% 12.77%
ICU 1 1 5 15 27 132 239 78 498
ICU/cases 0.65% 0.12% 0.13% 0.36% 0.57% 1.59% 5.44% 1.92% 1.63%
Average days in ICU 4.33 10.50 16.25 11.41 8.66 11.30
Panel C: deaths
Number of deaths 0 0 0 5 4 71 403 1112 1,595
Deaths/cases 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.12% 0.08% 0.85% 9.17% 27.39% 5.24%
Share of women 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 40.00% 25.00% 25.35% 31.27% 47.48% 42.32%
  1. Note: This table summarizes the individual-level data released by the Federal Office of Public Health, which cover the period between February 24 and May 15, 2020. Panel A displays the number of officially reported positive cases, as well as the share of total cases in each age group and the share of women. Panel B shows the number of patients requiring hospitalization or intensive care in each age group, also expressed as a share of the total number of cases in the corresponding age group. In case of access to intensive care units, the data even report the exact dates of entry and exit, allowing to compute the average length of stay. Finally, panel C displays the number of COVID-related deaths in each age group, indicating the corresponding case fatality rate and the share of total fatalities occurred among women