The French figures for yesterday are really quite worrying, 1,355 deaths in a day! Though these figures include the unreported deaths outside hospitals over the last couple of weeks so it artificially high. Though I would not be surprised if they hit that number at some point in the future. Spain and Italy have come close to the 1k number and that's presumably a number not including out of hospital deaths. https://www.ined.fr/en/everything_a...developed-countries/population-births-deaths/ According to this site they had 614,138 deaths in the whole of 2018 which equates to an average of 1,682 per day (which is roughly the same in the UK). That means some countries are close to having Covid-19 kill as many people per day as would doe from all other cases. I presume some death rates have fallen during the self isolation. Things like car crashes, work place deaths and the like would be down as less people are working or driving around. In face I'm surprised no one has really highlighted the dangers of driving during this time. The last thing I'd imagine you would want to do at the moment is to have a car crash that would result in injuries that would normally need hospitalization. Especially riding a motorbike, one of the most likely forms of transportation that could lead to you needing a trip to hospital. Also I'd imagine some of the deaths are people that might have died anyway, either due to it just being you time to go or maybe the flu would have killed you if Covid-19 did not. However you look at it it's an astonishing number of people to die from one thing. For some context the number of people who died in the September 11th attacks in the USA clocked in at 2,996 deaths and 25,000 nonfatal injuries.Yesterday 5,975 people died from Covid-19 around the world. Yet unbelievably there are still people out there who are stating that the flu is worse! I guess they will come round in the end when the figures are absolutely so bad that it's impossible to make this sort of statement. There still seems to be a lot of people trying to put linear growth patterns to something that is blindingly obviously growing exponentially.