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Examining Worldwide Covid-19 Statistics

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In this article, Buhay Batangas moves away from the usual province-oriented content and presents information relevant not just to the rest of the country but to the entire world as well. World statistics on the Covid-19 pandemic will be presented, but as pure data.

The data will be presented in simple to understand tables and leaves it to the discerning reader to form his or her own conclusions based on the information presented.

DATA SOURCES


Data for this article have been extracted from two sources:

In relation to the above mentioned data, the reader is advised of the following:
  • Covid-19 statistics are moving day by day, and the data for this article were downloaded from the World Health Organization web site on 26 May 2020, roughly 0810 HRS Philippine Time. A total of 209 countries are included in this data presentation.
  • country population estimates are drawn from the “live” first column of the World Population Review page. Three or four countries from the WHO list are not included because of the absence of population data from this source, but their absence will not impact significantly the data to be presented.

METHODOLOGY


Because the World Health Organization has conveniently made data available in .CSV format, it was a simple matter of examining it in MS Excel and calculating percentages using standard MS Excel formulae.

ASSUMPTION AND WEAKNESS


We are all left to assume that the data contained herein are all accurate, if only for the absence of any real choice about the matter. That said, each individual country’s statistics are probably influenced by country politics as well the state of well-being of those who encode that data. The reader is also advised that the absence of disease testing statistics – not available in the WHO data – has already weakened this study and others that will be made after it.

DATA


Top 25 Countries with the Most Number of Confirmed Cases

We start with the statistics likely most familiar to all readers – the countries with the most number of confirmed cases. As of morning of 26 May 2020 (Philippine Time), the United States continued to lead all countries in terms of cumulative number of confirmed cases with 1,568,448. Russia returned to second with 344,481; while Brazil was on third with 330,890. Sweden came in last in a list of the Top 25 countries.

# Country
Confirmed Cases
1 United States of America
1,568,448
2 Russian Federation
344,481
3 Brazil
330,890
4 United Kingdom
257,158
5 Spain
235,290
6 Italy
229,327
7 Germany
178,281
8 Turkey
155,686
9 France
142,173
10 India
131,868
11 Iran
133,521
12 Peru
111,698
13 China
84,525
14 Canada
82,892
15 Saudi Arabia
70,161
16 Chile
65,393
17 Mexico
62,527
18 Belgium
56,810
19 Pakistan
54,601
20 Netherlands
45,064
21 Qatar
42,213
22 Ecuador
36,258
23 Belarus
35,244
24 Bangladesh
33,610
25 Sweden
33,188

Philippines rank out of 209 countries: 43.

List of Countries who have Reported No Covid-19 Fatalities

Of the 209 countries included in this study who have reported Covid-19 cases, there are 30 countries who had not reported a single fatality. Admittedly, most of these countries have total populations less than 200 thousand, but Uganda and Vietnam have populations both in excess of 40 million. The full list of countries with no Covid-19 fatalities, ranked from smallest to largest number according to the number of reported confirmed cases:

Country
Cases
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
1
Lesotho
2
Anguilla
3
Saint Barthélemy
6
Papua New Guinea
8
Greenland
11
Seychelles
11
Holy See
12
Falkland Islands
13
Saint Kitts and Nevis
15
Dominica
16
Fiji
18
New Caledonia
18
Saint Lucia
18
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
18
Laos
19
Namibia
21
Grenada
22
Timor Leste
24
Bhutan
27
Eritrea
39
French Polynesia
89
Cambodia
124
Mongolia
141
Gibraltar
155
Faroe Islands
187
Mozambique
194
Uganda
304
Vietnam
325
Rwanda
327

Philippines rank out of 209 countries, fewest to most confirmed cases: 183.

Countries with the Most Number of Fatalities from Covid-19

In terms of plain numbers, the United States led the entire world in terms of total number fatalities from Covid-19 with 95,863. The United Kingdom was second with 36,793 while Italy came in third with 32,785. In this list of the Top 25 countries, Pakistan came in last with 1,167.

#
Country
Total Fatalities
1
United States of America
95,863
2
United Kingdom
36,793
3
Italy
32,785
4
Spain
28,752
5
France
28,315
6
Brazil
22,013
7
Belgium
9,280
8
Germany
8,257
9
Iran
7,417
10
Mexico
7,179
11
Canada
6,380
12
Netherlands
5,822
13
China
4,645
14
Turkey
4,340
15
India
4,021
16
Sweden
3,998
17
Russian Federation
3,633
18
Peru
3,373
19
Ecuador
3,108
20
Switzerland
1,640
21
Ireland
1,608
22
Indonesia
1,391
23
Portugal
1,316
24
Romania
1,179
25
Pakistan
1,167



Philippines rank out of 209 countries: 27.

Countries with the Highest Fatality Percentage from Confirmed Covid-19 Cases

France has been the hardest hit country with a staggering 28,315 deaths from 142,204 confirmed Covid-19 cases, for a percentage of 19.9115. A tiny country called Sint Maarten in the Caribbean ranked second with 19.2308%, followed by Yemen with 19.0265%.  It goes without saying that these figures are also to a large extent influenced by each countrys health care system.  The full table of the Top 25 countries:

#
Country
Cases
Deaths
%
1
France
142,204
28,315
19.9115
2
Sint Maarten
78
15
19.2308
3
Yemen
226
43
19.0265
4
Belgium
57,092
9,280
16.2545
5
Italy
229,858
32,785
14.2632
6
United Kingdom
259,563
36,793
14.1750
7
Hungary
3,756
491
13.0724
8
Netherlands
45,236
5,822
12.8703
9
British Virgin Islands
8
1
12.5000
10
Spain
235,772
28,752
12.1948
11
Antigua and Barbuda
25
3
12.0000
12
Sweden
33,459
3,998
11.9490
13
Belize
18
2
11.1111
14
Bahamas
100
11
11.0000
15
Mexico
65,856
7,179
10.9011
16
Liberia
265
26
9.8113
17
Montserrat
11
1
9.0909
18
Northern Mariana Islands
22
2
9.0909
19
Suriname
11
1
9.0909
20
Chad
675
60
8.8889
21
United States Virgin Islands
69
6
8.6957
22
Ecuador
36,756
3,108
8.4558
23
Guadeloupe
156
13
8.3333
24
Turks and Caicos Islands
12
1
8.3333
25
Guyana
127
10
7.8740

Philippines rank out of 209 countries: 44.

Countries with the Highest Percentage of Total Population Infected

Tiny European country San Marino has the dubious distinction of being the country with the highest percentage of its total population infected with Covid-19, albeit its population estimate is a mere 33, 931 for a percentage of 1.9805. Qatar is second with 1.5202, while the Vatican is third with 1.4981. Sweden is at the bottom of this list of 25.

#
Country
Cases
2020 Pop.
% of Pop Inf
1
San Marino
672
33,931
1.9805
2
Qatar
43,714
2,875,463
1.5202
3
Holy See
12
801
1.4981
4
Andorra
763
77,265
0.9875
5
Luxembourg
3,992
625,009
0.6387
6
Mayotte
1,587
272,169
0.5831
7
Singapore
31,616
5,845,506
0.5409
8
Bahrain
9,138
1,696,396
0.5387
9
Iceland
1,804
341,028
0.5290
10
Spain
235,772
46,755,172
0.5043
11
Kuwait
21,302
4,263,538
0.4996
12
Ireland
24,639
4,933,048
0.4995
13
Belgium
57,092
11,584,734
0.4928
14
United States of America
1,592,599
330,809,935
0.4814
15
Gibraltar
155
33,691
0.4601
16
Isle of Man
336
85,033
0.3951
17
Belarus
36,198
9,449,683
0.3831
18
Faroe Islands
187
48,863
0.3827
19
United Kingdom
259,563
67,851,254
0.3825
20
Italy
229,858
60,467,819
0.3801
21
Falkland Islands
13
3,480
0.3736
22
Chile
69,102
19,101,649
0.3618
23
Switzerland
30,653
8,648,214
0.3544
24
Peru
115,754
32,930,277
0.3515
25
Sweden
33,459
10,093,072
0.3315



Philippines rank out of 209 countries: 140 with 0.0128%.

Countries with the Highest Fatality Percentage of Total Population

In terms of fatality from Covid-19 cases as a percentage of total population, San Marino is again top worldwide with 0.12378%. Belgium, another European country, is second with 0.08011%, while Andorra, a small European country, is third with 0.06601%. In a table of the Top 25, Iran is last with 0.00884%.

#
Country
Deaths
2020 Pop Est
Fatality % Pop
1
San Marino
42
33,931
0.12378
2
Belgium
9,280
11,584,734
0.08011
3
Andorra
51
77,265
0.06601
4
Spain
28,752
46,755,172
0.06149
5
United Kingdom
36,793
67,851,254
0.05423
6
Italy
32,785
60,467,819
0.05422
7
France
28,315
65,257,746
0.04339
8
Sweden
3,998
10,093,072
0.03961
9
Sint Maarten
15
42,876
0.03498
10
Netherlands
5,822
17,131,107
0.03398
11
Ireland
1,608
4,933,048
0.03260
12
United States of America
95,863
330,809,935
0.02898
13
Isle of Man
24
85,033
0.02822
14
Montserrat
1
4,992
0.02003
15
Switzerland
1,640
8,648,214
0.01896
16
Ecuador
3,108
17,617,553
0.01764
17
Luxembourg
110
625,009
0.01760
18
Canada
6,380
37,709,381
0.01692
19
Bermuda
9
62,278
0.01445
20
Portugal
1,316
10,199,827
0.01290
21
Brazil
22,013
212,413,013
0.01036
22
Peru
3,373
32,930,277
0.01024
23
Germany
8,257
83,762,505
0.00986
24
Denmark
562
5,790,119
0.00971
25
Iran
7,417
83,890,478
0.00884

Philippines rank out of 209 countries: 89.

For those who may wish to examine the raw data, please click: Covid-19 Data May 26, 2020.