How Is China Coronavirus Different From 2003 SARS Outbreak? A Primer
Coronavirus: Nearly 2,700 cases have been reported in China and there have been 81 deaths.
The death rate in the case of the 2019 coronavirus is 3 to per cent while the death rate from SARS was 10 per cent. Nearly 60 to 70 per cent of the genetic material of the 2019 coronavirus is same as SARS.
Since 2003, only a small number of cases of SARS have been reported due to lab accidents or though animal-to-human transmission.