Trump's statement that COVID-19 affects only 1% of of its COVID19 patients seriously may sound absurb, judging from US's record number of fatalities compared to the world. I believe he derives his 1% statistic from comparing the number of critically-ill COVID-19 patients to the total number of active COVID19 cases. However, a more meaning and accurate comparison would be to look at the fatality rate in the number of closed cases, rather than active cases, which works out to 9%, not too far off from the 10% fatality rate of SARS which was deadlier. This would be a more accurate estimate to the eventual fatality rate which is computed based on the actual number of deaths over the total number of COVID19 cases. Based on the number of fatalities in the closed cases, France turns out to be the worst-hit nation, with a 28% fatality rate; followed by Mexico(16%), Italy(15%), Spain(13%), Indonesia(10%) and the Philippines(10%). The fatality rates in Brazil, India and Russia are surprisingly low, at 6%, 4% and 2% respectively. However, these are likely to creep up to 10% or more in my opinion, judging from their current state of healthcare systems. Germany is the least hit of all the European countries, with only a 5% fatality rate while the number of recoveries and active cases for the UK are not available to make a meaningful comparison .