most impacted countries
There are 19 countries which have a COVID related death rate over 500 per million year-to-date.
This 500 level is to be compared to last year country death rate. In 2019, at the high end, Latvia has experienced 14 530 deaths per million. At the low end, Colombia had 4 768 deaths per million in 2019. The 500 level respectively corresponds to 3.4% and 10.5% of these 2019 numbers.
These 19 countries have a population of 1.1 billion people that is 14.5% of the world population and they concentrate almost 800 000 deaths that is 66.2% of the deaths due to Covid.
(2019 in M)
|SM||San Marino||42||0,0||1 219|
|PE||Peru||34 529||32,5||1 062|
|BE||Belgium||11 737||11,5||1 025|
|Total||795 062||1 111||716|
They are located in Central and South America (32% with Peru, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Argentina, Panama and Colombia), in North America (19% with USA) and in West Europe (15% with San Marino, Belgium, Andorra, Spain, UK, Italy, Sweden, France and Montenegro).
It is worth pointing out that CoVID has killed less people in 2020 than Tuberculosis did last year, a disease which is also an infection of the lungs, Tuberculosis a disease for which there are vaccines costing less than 0.20 euro and for which there are treatments. However, Tuberculosis is a bacterial infection when Covid is a viral infection. Tuberculosis is most killing in Africa (almost half of the deaths) and South East Asia (almost half of the deaths) when Covid appears to be killing West Europe and Americas.