Re: Just an FYI
The BBC's MoreOrLess programme looked at the mortality stats (with experts in pandemic stats) and concluded that we don't (and probably never will) know the true mortality rate:
a) The death rate needs to be referenced to the date the virus was encountered, so a death today should be in relation to the infection numbers, say, two weeks ago (and that period will vary for each case, so impossible to be precise). Ignoring this reduces the headline mortality rate.
b) The majority of infections are mild and go unreported - only those actually tested get into the headline figure. Ignoring this increases the headline mortality rate.
c) There will be deaths (accelerated by COVID-19) that aren't included in the statistics because underlying issues meant COVID-19 wasn't considered. This effect is becoming less significant now because we are on the lookout for the virus.
d) Statistics relating deaths to hospitalised infections are valuable but not relevant for the broader picture.
The best guess at the moment seems to be 1-3%, but unreported cases could mean it's really below 1%.
So, overall, we don't really know, other than it's very infectious but, for the majority of the population, the health impact is limited. It's the ideal (for the virus) evolutionary outcome...