As of this date (04/24/20), 98.4% of infected survive. The 1.6 % (tragic) are over 90%, 80 years old with at least two other serious health complications. # Dr. DAVID KATZ. As of 04/26/2020, California medical doctors and disease statistical experts, using California COVID-19 data, states the chances of dying from COVID-19 in California are 0.03%. # Dr. Dan Erickson and Dr. Artin Massihi. Time will tell, this could have been a great overreaction, driven by politics of an election year.