Is COVID-19 worse than the flu?
The mortality rate for COVID-19 is higher than the flu. But more people have died from the flu.
As of March 11, 2020 there are 121,565 cases of COVID-19 with 4,373 deaths.
The flu has 1 billion cases with as a high as 646,000 deaths. This makes the death/mortality rate 0.06%.
These stats are global and sourced from Johns Hopkins Medicine.