While there is reason to be very concerned about becoming inflected, when the media gives a daily death total they exacerbate the fears of one's own mortality. I would want to know more about the characteristics of the people who died. What percentage were elderly? What percentage were younger and in very good health? , etc. We all know the answer to these questions but I think we tend to forget reality when the worst possible outcome is constantly being thrown in your face. The media should focus more how many people contracted the virus and survived and/or had few few symptoms. If the media only focuses on all worst outcomes, more people are going to start panic.
I am not suggesting in anyway that people should not take precautions... I am taking precautions by only going out in public when necessary and creating a couple of masks out of a t-shirt.