We are up to 37,837 since January. 5 months into the year.It's not significant compared with the other viruses that we deal with every day without closing down the world. You don't go into a lockdown of this scale because a few hundred people die.
On average, about 17,000 people die from generic influenza each year in the UK. Now that is a truly indiscriminate virus taking lives from all age groups. 17,000 every year and not a peep about it on the news, no face masks, no panic, no lockdowns, nothing.