There is marked heterogeneity across studies in reported estimates of fatality in hospitalized cases ranging from <1% to 28.3%.
· The fatality rate among hospitalized COVID-19 cases is influenced by several factors including, age, sex, presence of comorbidities and disease severity.
· Many studies include censored observations at the study endpoint because patients remained hospitalized.
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