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COVID-19 deaths worldwide per million population as of March 8, 2021, by country

Based on a comparison of coronavirus deaths in 200 countries relative to their population, Czechia had the most losses to COVID-19 up until March 8, 2021. As of the same date, the virus had infected over 116.8 million people worldwide, and the number of deaths had totaled more than 2.5 million. Note, however, that COVID-19 test rates can vary per country. Additionally, big differences show up between countries when combining the number of deaths against confirmed COVID-19 cases. The source seemingly does not differentiate between "the Wuhan strain" (2019-nCOV) of COVID-19 or "the Kent mutation" (B.1.1.7) that appeared in the UK in late 2020.

The difficulties of death figures

This table aims to provide a complete picture on the topic, but it very much relies on data that has become more difficult to compare. As the coronavirus pandemic developed across the world, countries already used different methods to count fatalities, and they sometimes changed them during the course of the pandemic. On April 16, for example, the Chinese city of Wuhan added a 50 percent increase in their death figures to account for community deaths. These deaths occurred outside of hospitals and went unaccounted for so far. The state of New York did something similar two days before, revising their figures with 3,700 new deaths as they started to include “assumed” coronavirus victims. The United Kingdom started counting deaths in care homes and private households on April 29, adjusting their number with about 5,000 new deaths (which were corrected lowered again by the same amount on August 18). This makes an already difficult comparison even more difficult. Belgium, for example, counts suspected coronavirus deaths in their figures, whereas other countries have not done that (yet). This means two things. First, it could have a big impact on both current as well as future figures. On April 16 already, UK health experts stated that if their numbers were corrected for community deaths like in Wuhan, the UK number would change from 205 to “above 300”. This is exactly what happened two weeks later. Second, it is difficult to pinpoint exactly which countries already have “revised” numbers (like Belgium, Wuhan or New York) and which ones do not. One work-around could be to look at (freely accessible) timelines that track the reported daily increase of deaths in certain countries. Several of these are available on our platform, such as for Belgium, Italy and Sweden. A sudden large increase might be an indicator that the domestic sources changed their methodology.

Where are these numbers coming from?

The numbers shown here were collected by Johns Hopkins University, a source that manually checks the data with domestic health authorities. For the majority of countries, this is from national authorities. In some cases, like China, the United States, Canada or Australia, city reports or other various state authorities were consulted. In this statistic, these separately reported numbers were put together. For more information or other freely accessible content, please visit our dedicated Facts and Figures page.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths worldwide per one million population as of March 8, 2021, by country

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Sources

Release date

March 2021

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

Data as of March 8, 2021, 08:21 CET

Special properties

Based on 2019 population figures; ¹ Figures without this country's dependencies. If daily change is negative, then the dependencies reported new figures earlier than the “main” country; This table shows worldwide countries with a population of one million or more. 48 countries or dependencies with a smaller population can be found under the "Details" tab.

Supplementary notes

The numbers shown here are not an automated update but a manual one. Numbers can change fast, sometimes within minutes, after they show on this platform. It's Statista's policy to update these numbers at least once per day, but we strive to do this more frequently than that. This includes updates on Saturday and Sunday. Delays are, however, possible.

For this statistic, numbers reported by Johns Hopkins University have been compared with the latest available population numbers. The population numbers in the table are rough indicates, the calculation used more precise numbers. Spain's population, for example, is 46.72 in the table but was 46.723749 in the calculation. Hence that the "deaths per million" might differ.

² The source originally put numbers together for some countries and their dependencies. Denmark included, for example, numbers for Denmark, Greenland and the Faroe Islands, whereas the Netherlands included numbers for Curacao, Aruba and the Dutch part of Saint Martin. The United States had similar issues with Guam, Puerto Rico, the (U.S.) Virgin Islands and the Northern Mariana Islands. To avoid confusion, these numbers have been separated: the numbers for the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands and Denmark only concern the "main" country. The number for the United States only concerns the 50 states.

For consistency, countries with a smaller population (and a potentially much higher impact of coronavirus deaths) were not included in the table. These countries were as follows:

  • Gibraltar, 4,249 cases (10 in last seven days), 93 deaths (0 in last seven days), roughly 2,760 per million (0 per million in last seven days);
  • San Marino, 3,922 cases (176 in last seven days), 76 deaths (2 in last seven days), roughly 2,245 per million (59 per million in last seven days);
  • Montenegro, 79,774 cases (3,491 in last seven days), 1067 deaths (52 in last seven days), roughly 1,715 per million (84 per million in last seven days);
  • Andorra, 11,042 cases (153 in last seven days), 112 deaths (2 in last seven days), roughly 1,452 per million (26 per million in last seven days);
  • Liechtenstein, 2,590 cases (15 in last seven days), 54 deaths (0 in last seven days), roughly 1,420 per million (0 per million in last seven days);
  • Luxembourg, 56,296 cases (816 in last seven days), 652 deaths (13 in last seven days), roughly 1,052 per million (21 per million in last seven days);
  • Belize, 12,335 cases (22 in last seven days), 315 deaths (0 in last seven days), roughly 807 per million (0 per million in last seven days);
  • Guam, 7,751 cases (14 in last seven days), 133 deaths (2 in last seven days), roughly 795 per million (12 per million in last seven days);
  • Aruba, 8,110 cases (202 in last seven days), 77 deaths (3 in last seven days), roughly 724 per million (28 per million in last seven days);
  • Monaco, 2,023 cases (58 in last seven days), 26 deaths (2 in last seven days), roughly 667 per million (51 per million in last seven days);
  • Malta, 24,398 cases (1,741 in last seven days), 334 deaths (18 in last seven days), roughly 664 per million (36 per million in last seven days);
  • Sint Maarten (Dutch part), 2,070 cases (10 in last seven days), 27 deaths (0 in last seven days), roughly 663 per million (0 per million in last seven days);
  • French Polynesia, 18,459 cases (45 in last seven days), 140 deaths (1 in last seven days), roughly 501 per million (4 per million in last seven days);
  • Channel Islands, 4,041 cases (3 in last seven days), 86 deaths (0 in last seven days), roughly 499 per million (0 per million in last seven days);
  • The Bahamas, 8,600 cases (81 in last seven days), 181 deaths (2 in last seven days), roughly 465 per million (5 per million in last seven days);
  • Mayotte, 18,140 cases (540 in last seven days), 125 deaths (15 in last seven days), roughly 447 per million (54 per million in last seven days);
  • Guadeloupe, 10,458 cases (490 in last seven days), 168 deaths (4 in last seven days), roughly 446 per million (11 per million in last seven days);
  • Turks and Caicos Islands, 2,177 cases (63 in last seven days), 15 deaths (1 in last seven days), roughly 393 per million (26 per million in last seven days);
  • Samoa, 3 cases ( in last seven days), 76 deaths (2 in last seven days), roughly 386 per million (10 per million in last seven days);
  • St Martin (French part), 1,571 cases (27 in last seven days), 12 deaths (0 in last seven days), roughly 316 per million (0 per million in last seven days);
  • Suriname, 8,977 cases (44 in last seven days), 175 deaths (2 in last seven days), roughly 301 per million (3 per million in last seven days);
  • French Guiana, 16,693 cases (66 in last seven days), 87 deaths (2 in last seven days), roughly 299 per million (7 per million in last seven days);
  • Isle of Man, 757 cases (271 in last seven days), 25 deaths (0 in last seven days), roughly 296 per million (0 per million in last seven days);
  • Cabo Verde, 15,782 cases (350 in last seven days), 154 deaths (7 in last seven days), roughly 280 per million (13 per million in last seven days);
  • Guyana, 8,807 cases (212 in last seven days), 201 deaths (4 in last seven days), roughly 257 per million (5 per million in last seven days);
  • St. Lucia, 3,866 cases (476 in last seven days), 43 deaths (7 in last seven days), roughly 235 per million (38 per million in last seven days);
  • Virgin Islands (U.S.), 2,714 cases (68 in last seven days), 25 deaths (0 in last seven days), roughly 234 per million (0 per million in last seven days);
  • Antigua and Barbuda, 848 cases (79 in last seven days), 21 deaths (7 in last seven days), roughly 216 per million (72 per million in last seven days);
  • Bermuda, 722 cases (15 in last seven days), 12 deaths (0 in last seven days), roughly 188 per million (0 per million in last seven days);
  • Comoros, 3,596 cases (18 in last seven days), 146 deaths (2 in last seven days), roughly 172 per million (2 per million in last seven days);
  • Seychelles, 2,979 cases (291 in last seven days), 15 deaths (4 in last seven days), roughly 154 per million (41 per million in last seven days);
  • Sao Tome and Principe, 1,950 cases (122 in last seven days), 32 deaths (2 in last seven days), roughly 149 per million (9 per million in last seven days);
  • Curaçao, 4,807 cases (76 in last seven days), 22 deaths (0 in last seven days), roughly 140 per million (0 per million in last seven days);
  • Martinique, 6,886 cases (140 in last seven days), 47 deaths (2 in last seven days), roughly 131 per million (6 per million in last seven days);
  • Barbados, 3,285 cases (170 in last seven days), 37 deaths (1 in last seven days), roughly 129 per million (3 per million in last seven days);
  • Maldives, 20,794 cases (815 in last seven days), 64 deaths (2 in last seven days), roughly 121 per million (4 per million in last seven days);
  • Iceland, 6,059 cases (5 in last seven days), 29 deaths (0 in last seven days), roughly 80 per million (0 per million in last seven days);
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 1,663 cases (35 in last seven days), 8 deaths (0 in last seven days), roughly 72 per million (0 per million in last seven days);
  • Réunion, 3,882 cases (6 in last seven days), 59 deaths (7 in last seven days), roughly 69 per million (8 per million in last seven days);
  • Djibouti, 6,146 cases (59 in last seven days), 63 deaths (0 in last seven days), roughly 65 per million (0 per million in last seven days);
  • Northern Mariana Islands, 146 cases (3 in last seven days), 2 deaths (0 in last seven days), roughly 35 per million (0 per million in last seven days);
  • British Virgin Islands, 153 cases ( in last seven days), 1 deaths (0 in last seven days), roughly 33 per million (0 per million in last seven days);
  • Cayman Islands, 451 cases (4 in last seven days), 2 deaths (0 in last seven days), roughly 31 per million (0 per million in last seven days);
  • Faroe Islands, 658 cases ( in last seven days), 1 deaths (0 in last seven days), roughly 21 per million (0 per million in last seven days);
  • Grenada, 148 cases ( in last seven days), 1 deaths (0 in last seven days), roughly 9 per million (0 per million in last seven days);
  • Brunei, 189 cases (3 in last seven days), 3 deaths (0 in last seven days), roughly 7 per million (0 per million in last seven days);
  • Fiji, 63 cases (4 in last seven days), 2 deaths (0 in last seven days), roughly 2 per million (0 per million in last seven days);
  • Bhutan, 868 cases (1 in last seven days), 1 deaths (0 in last seven days), roughly 1 per million (0 per million in last seven days);

For some countries no calculation could be done. These were:
  • Burma (142,034 cases, 118 in last seven days - 3,200 deaths, 1 in last seven days);
  • Montserrat (20 cases, 0 in last seven days - 1 death, 0 in last seven days);
  • Saint Barthelemy (638 cases, 65 in last seven days - 1 death, 0 in last seven days);
  • Taiwan (969 cases, 14 in last seven days - 10 deaths, 1 in last seven days).

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