Hi Rick, I think you will find that most of the people who are dying today, are poorer people who cant afford or can't get to doctors or testing stations till it's too late, or older people. South America is a very good example, where people in crowded slum areas were dying at a high rate in their houses, and guys were just going round in vans collecting the bodies, - same in India. UK has some pretty crowded poorer areas as well, (also highly populated cities) so the death toll has been high there as well (also because of people ignoring the health warnings).
A lot of Americans are just plain stupid,- complaining about their rights not to wear masks etc and having unprotected mass rallies and risking the lives of the sensible people there. What can you expect but higher numbers. Numbers also seem to be proportional to the population concentrations to a degree. Sept figures for Vietnam,-1350 cases, only 35 deaths for eg, - world wide over 63m cases with only 1.47m deaths.
World population 2020 - 7.8 billion people = 1/5,306th of the worlds population has died (supposedly of this virus,) - not even noticeable in real terms. When you think that over 200,000 people died just from the Indonesia tsunami and almost 16,000 in the 2011 Japan tsunami, - that's just a couple of natural disasters affecting 2 very small areas on the earths surface.
If someone you know dies from it, it will appear far more deadly than it really is. It is a new strain of an old virus and we still need time to tame it.
If Ebola was let loose in China for example, imagine the consequences!
Ebola is way more deadly,(50% death rate) - we are lucky this is only a new nasty flu strain which can be cured in 99% of cases, if caught early. In Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea 11,000 people died from Ebola in 2013 (even with a huge containment effort) - and that is nowhere near world wide! There is no current cure for Ebola either.