Although the situation is fluid, the countries worst hit by the COVID-19 pandemic are by now well known. How does this look though when accounting for population size?
Using Johns Hopkins Universityand World Bank figures, this infographic takes countries with a population of at least four million and over five thousand confirmed cases and calculates the rate per one million inhabitants. Using this measure, Belgium has the most severe rate with almost 40,000 cases, followed by Israel and Czechia. The United States, now approaching 10 million total cases, is sixth with 28,414 cases per million people. Four spots in the top 10 of this ranking continue to be taken up by Latin American countries.
Of course, the number of actual cases in a country is going to be higher than official figures show, with testing rates also varying dramatically. As with all figures relating to confirmed cases, they should be treated with caution.