Case Fatality Rate estimation of COVID-19 for European Countries: Turkey's Current Scenario Amidst a Global Pandemic; Comparison of Outbreaks with European Countries

Oztoprak F., Javed A.

EURASIAN JOURNAL OF MEDICINE AND ONCOLOGY, vol.4, no.2, pp.149-156, 2020 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.14744/ejmo.2020.60998
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.149-156
  • Keywords: COVID-19, epidemiology, public health, SARS-CoV-2, Turkey, virology, RESPIRATORY SYNDROME, CORONAVIRUS, SPREAD, SARS, MERS
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No


Objectives: SARS-CoV-2, which belongs to the Coronaviridae family of RNA viruses, caused an epidemic in China, leading to the pandemic of COVID-19. Various international and national authorities around the world have been attempting to halt the spread of the deadly virus by providing awareness of the disease including daily confirmed cases and deaths related to the pandemic. At this early stage of the outbreak, epidemiological patterns are required for healthcare officials and public, to understand the ongoing situation. The case fatality rate is one of the key parameters for the epidemiology of this type of epidemic. In this study, we aimed to compute the CFR for European countries and Turkey until 31st March 2020.