Well as for yesterday's covid-19 death toll we certainly have a very good estimate for the US since they are all reportable cases. Yesterday there were 525 new deaths reported to the CDC attributed to covid-19. As for seasonal influenza, we really don't know since states do not require non-pediatric deaths due to influenza to be reported to the CDC. But we can make some scientific wild ass guesses. Normally seasonal influenza has a peak season that goes from sometime in late December through March with a peak sometime in January or February. That peak incidence can vary by a few weeks each "flu season". It is possible to get influenza other times of the year, but the likelihood falls off very dramatically. Each flu season, the great majority of cases occur during a six to eight week or so period with a three to four week build up to peak, and three to four weeks of a dramatically decreasing rate. It has been estimated that this flu season approximately 50,000 or so Americans might die of influenza. That is and will remain an estimate but if true it would make this a pretty bad (certainly worse than average) flu season. At this point, influenza cases should be dropping off dramatically and most cases will have occurred. If we assume an overall mortality of 50,000 for this flu season and assume that 90% of those deaths will occur over a three month time frame then the daily death rate over those three months would average around 500 per day. But by this time of year I think we can assume that the peak has passed and influenza deaths yesterday would be considerably lower than that.