Top 20 Countries COVID-19 Death Comparison: US vs UK

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I find it interesting that both the UK and US have a similar number of reported Covid-19 deaths in their populations (202 vs 204 per 100k), but the observed Covid-19 case fatality rate in UK (1.8%) is 12.5 % higher than the rate in the US (1.6%).

It appears that not as many people per 100,000 die of Covid-19 in the UK as the US (202 vs 204), but when Brits get the disease, they are 12.5% more likely to die from the disease than in the US. Interesting indeed.

As reported by Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center,

Morality in the most affected countries

For the twenty countries currently most affected by COVID-19 worldwide, the bars in the chart below show the number of deaths either per 100 confirmed cases (observed case-fatality ratio) or per 100,000 population (this represents a country’s general population, with both confirmed cases and healthy people). Countries at the top of this figure have the most deaths proportionally to their COVID-19 cases or population, not necessarily the most deaths overall.

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Deaths per 100k as of 9/18/2021 Source: Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center
Case-Fatality Ratio as of 9/18/2021 Source: Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center

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