First, you're writing of a full year. Second, you're writing of a population of 300,000,000 where the 341 deaths occured, not a population of 140,000 or fewer, which is where the 261 deaths occured.
As he said, disingenuous. It is not at all on-point.
What you're doing is something along the order of saying the 55,000 American deaths during the Vietnam war wasn't much more than a single year's total from auto accidents in the U.S., so, because the deaths in 'Nam occured over about 11 years, that's not so bad. Which is utter nonsense, just as your argument is.
Charlie Self "I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be." Thomas Jefferson