The UK government’s scientific advisers believe that the chances of dying from a coronavirus infection are between 0.5% and 1%.
This is lower than the rate of death among confirmed cases – which is 4% globally in WHO figures and 5% in the UK as of March 23 – because not all infections are confirmed by testing.
Each country has its own way of deciding who gets tested, so comparing case numbers or apparent death rates across countries can also be misleading.
Death rates also depend on a range of factors like your age and general health, and the care you can access.
What are the risks for people like me?
The elderly and the unwell are more likely to die, if they contract coronavirus.
Current estimates from Imperial