Analysis: How the danger of coronavirus compares with the risks of everyday life

The Telegraph | Aug 6, 2020 at 2:55 PM
  • Globally the overall Covid-19 mortality rate is hovering around 3.9 per cent.
  • For road accidents, the fatality rate by population hovers around 2.8 deaths per 100,000 people so under 35s have less risk of dying in a car crash than from coronavirus where the maximum risk is 1.5 per 100,000.
  • Walking is also encouraged under the new Government plans, yet pedestrians are at even greater risk than cyclists or drivers.