The coronavirus isn't that much deadlier than the common yearly varieties of flu - it's frightening mainly because there's no vaccine and it's mutating so rapidly. (The common flu kills A LOT of people, by the way. 50,000 or so last year in the US.)
But that being said, ignore for the moment the official tallies and scenes of quarantines outside of China - hope that you never see any news entity put out a story like this, because it is saying, in so many words, "We are prepared to write this city off."
Salute to Wuhan Citizens for Their Sacrifice - Global Times, China