Case Fatality Rate is not the same as the Mortality Rate, here is some info on what CFR is and isn't good for.For all you people who early on who were so certain you knew what the mortality rate would be, it is currently around 5.5% in the USA. the USA has 4% of the world population and 20% of the cases. Lesson? Never try to out guess a pandemic.
This page has a number of charts on the pandemic. In the box below you can select any country you are interested in – or several, if you want to compare countries.
If CFR was the same as the mortality rate France's mortality rate would be at 18.43%.
The Case Fatality Rate (CFR) is the ratio between confirmed deaths and confirmed cases. During an outbreak of a pandemic the CFR is a poor measure of the mortality risk of the disease. We explain this in detail at OurWorldInData.org/Coronavirus
Limited testing and challenges in the attribution of the cause of death means that the number of confirmed deaths may not be an accurate count of the true number of deaths from COVID-19.