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case fatality rate

[ keys fey-tal-i-tee reyt, fuh- ]

noun

  1. the proportion of people who die from a disease contracted during a specific period of time, calculated by dividing the total number of deaths by the total number of cases and typically expressed as a percentage: : CFR

    It is often difficult to pinpoint the case fatality rate, because many cases of infection can go undetected and thus unreported.



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Word History and Origins

Origin of case fatality rate1

First recorded in 1915–20

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Example Sentences

All of that has helped bring case fatality rates down sharply since April.

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