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Top 20 Countries COVID-19 Death Comparison: US vs UK
September 18, 2021
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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.
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.