Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the Government’s “very best assessment” was the mortality rate was “two percent or, likely, lower”.
Of the 118,101 confirmed cases worldwide, 64,391 people have already recovered from the illness.
Jeremy Brown, Author of Influenza: The 100-Year Hunt to Cure the Deadliest Disease in History, wrote in the Atlantic that “whatever happens next” with the coronavirus outbreak, “it won’t be a second 1918”.
He wrote: “The contrast with the coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, could not be greater.
Published at Tue, 10 Mar 2020 21:39:00 +0000