That's absolutely correct...but also deeply misleading in key ways. The earlier SARS virus had an initially reported fatality rate of 11%, which was later revised up to 14-15%. It's a very tricky business to estimate fatality rates in the midst of an epidemic - but hindsight is 20/20 because at that point you can get a bird's-eye view of the entire event, and a complete list of causalities. That data can only be estimated/guessed in the midst of the outbreak. This one has a lower fatality rate (probably less than 3.4%) but ultimately that will depend on the height of the spike at the peak versus the number of ventilators and hospital beds etc....however it's infecting many more orders of magnitude of people for a variety of reasons. SARS only killed 495 people. This one has already killed 7,989 people and it's on track to kill 1.7 million Americans and dozens of millions worldwide. Based on it's lethality and contagion level I'm expecting 70-400 million to die worldwide before this is over.