Yes, coronavirus COVID-19 is deadly. At the time of writing, there are more than 12,000,000 confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide with more than 530000 deaths. Looking on the bright side of things, more than 6,200,000 people have successfully recovered from the virus.
Luckily, most people who catch the virus can recover at home and only people with severe symptoms need to be hospitalized to help fight the disease. Talking about percentages, about 3.4% of people infected with the coronavirus have died due to the disease’s symptoms. This makes coronavirus deadlier than the seasonal flu, where the reported mortality rate is less than one percent.
Coronavirus deadliness is closely correlated with the patient’s age, the strength of their immune system, and their general health condition in terms of already suffering from heart or lung problems, before the infection has taken place.