Coronavirus Update: Mortality Rate Versus SARS & Influenza – NEW VIDEO


Keeping up with the latest information on the Coronavirus Outbreak 2019, we’ve got our fifth video update, sharing refreshed statistics on mortality and infection rates, as well as comparisons to the 2002 SARS outbreak and this year’s influenza. 


Coronavirus Updates Inside and Outside of China

As the number of coronavirus cases in China continues to rise, the Chinese government has committed to building a brand-new, 1,000-bed hospital to treat infected patients in just about ten days. To follow along with this ambitious feat, you can check out a live feed of the construction progress. 

In the United States, there are about five confirmed cases, two of which are in southern California. In Germany, however, we have our first case of human-to-human transmission of coronavirus, which involves the transfer from an asymptomatic woman from China to a man who did not travel to China.

The total number of coronavirus cases outside of China is now near 75, but there are currently zero reported deaths. 


Comparing Coronavirus To This Year’s Flu

To help provide some context, the number of deaths from the regular flu in California is higher than the number of deaths worldwide from coronavirus, at 149 and 132, respectively. 

In addition, Dr. Seheult talks about the possibility of the total number of coronavirus diagnoses being underreported, and why that could actually impact the approximate mortality rate. 


Full List of Coronavirus Update Videos from MedCram

We’ve put out a lot of information in the past few days as news around the coronavirus epidemic evolves quickly. As a recap, here’s a list of all the videos available on the topic.

  1. Coronavirus Outbreak, Transmission, and Pathophysiology
  2. Coronavirus Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment
  3. Coronavirus Update 3: Spread, Quarantine, Projections, and Vaccine
  4. How Coronavirus Kills: Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) & Treatment
  5. Coronavirus Epidemic Update 5: Mortality Rate vs SARS / Influenza

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