6. How Deadly is the Virus?
Coronavirus is unfortunately extremely deadly, with over 560 confirmed deaths. There are also nearly 4,000 patients in critical condition.
However, the mortality rate of the virus has been comparably low so far in contrast to MERS or SARS. Right now, for every 100 infected people, 2 of them die. The MERS outbreak in 2012, on the other hand, had a fatality rate of over 35% (35 deaths for every 100 infected individuals).