Coronavirus Disease 2019 vs. the Flu — Infections, Deaths worldwide and U.S. Etc.

Infections?

COVID-19: Approximately 2,994,640 cases worldwide; 965,933 cases in the U.S. as of Apr. 27, 2020.*

Flu: Estimated 1 billion cases worldwide; 9.3 million to 45 million cases in the U.S. per year.

Deaths?

COVID-19: Approximately 206,811 deaths reported worldwide; 54,877 deaths in the U.S., as of Apr. 27, 2020.*

Flu: 291,000 to 646,000 deaths worldwide; 12,000 to 61,000 deaths in the U.S. per year.

Wrinkle in our time?

The COVID-19 situation is changing rapidly. Since this disease is caused by a new virus, people do not have immunity to it, and a vaccine may be many months away. Doctors and scientists are working on estimating the mortality rate of COVID-19, but at present, it is thought to be higher than that of most strains of the flu.

Who says?

*This information comes from the Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases map developed by the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering.

via Johns Hopkins Medicine

3 thoughts on “Coronavirus Disease 2019 vs. the Flu — Infections, Deaths worldwide and U.S. Etc.

  1. Will read this tomorrow — too much to do. But, do you suppose our Chicago and Ill. health officers have held back deaths to report now–just like votes, sort of. Haven’t heard any reporter ask them to make distinction. Are these actual over last 24 hour deaths.. or death certificates coming in now, like late returns? . 

    Jennifer Bartoli-Kalinabartjen@aol.com

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