One of the main indicators of morbidity from сovid-19 is the mortality rate. Various countries reported very different proportions of mortality and morbidity (the number of deaths from the disease divided by the number of confirmed cases of infection). Significant differences in mortality rates can be explained by the following reasons:
- Differences in the number of people doing the tests: the more tests are performed, the more is revealed people with asymptomatic disease. This leads to a decrease in the ratio between the number of deaths and number of cases.
- Demographic situation: for example, mortality rates are often higher where there are more elderly people.
- Characteristics of the health system: for example, the mortality rate may grow if the hospital is full or if they will not have enough resources.
- Other factors, many of which remain unknown.
The mortality rate in the countries most affected by сovid-19
The chart below presents data on the 10 countries most affected by сovid-19. Data is presented in two variants: the number of deaths per 100 confirmed cases and number of deaths per 100 thousand population (this refers to the population as a whole — both healthy people and people with confirmed сovid-19).
Institute Johns Hopkins the statistics of deaths per 100 thousand population
Institute Johns Hopkins the Observed mortality rate
The countries occupying the upper lines in the diagram are countries which recorded the highest number of deaths in proportion to the number of confirmed cases of infection and population size, not the largest number of deaths overall.
Mortality from сovid-19 worldwide
Diagonal lines on the chart below demonstrate the differences in proportions of morbidity and mortality (number of deaths from the disease divided by the number of confirmed cases of infection). In countries above the two top lines, recorded the highest ratios of mortality and zabolevaemosti black borders indicate the countries most affected by Covid-19 — based on the number of deaths. Hover over a dot to see the name of the country and the value of this ratio. Clicking on the buttons above, you can see: 1) the ratio of the number of fatalities and the total number of confirmed cases of infection for each country; 2) the number of fatal cases per 100 thousand population (meaning the population as a whole — both healthy people and people with confirmed сovid-19).
Complete statistics for mortality and case of coronavirus in the country.