COVID-19 Has Already Killed More People Than SARS
We are now three months into this new epidemic. The coronavirus has already killed more people than SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome), which was caused by another strain of coronavirus back in the early 2000s.
However, there are some percentages that show a different story. Until now, 101,906 people have contracted COVID-19 and 3,465 have died because of it. So far, the overall death rate from COVID-19 appears to be 3.4 percent, while the fatality rate from SARS was a whopping 9.6 percent.
A major concern about this virus is how easily and sneakily it can spread. If you are within 1.8 meters (6 ft) of an infected person, you are considered to be at risk, making any subway or public transportation a potential hot spot for contamination.
Furthermore, it can take up to two weeks for a person to develop the symptoms, which makes this new virus almost as easy to catch as the common cold, but COVID-19 is far more lethal.