COVID-19 deaths worldwide per one million population as of March 30, 2020, by country

Based on a comparison of coronavirus deaths in over 120 countries relative to their population, Italy had the most losses to COVID-19 up until March 30, 2020. As of the same date, the virus had infected over 720,000 people worldwide, and the number of deaths had totaled more than 34,000.

COVID-19: background information

COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that had not previously been identified in humans. The first case was detected in the Hubei province of China at the end of December 2019. Thousands of new cases are being reported each day, and because the illness has only recently been detected, it is not known exactly how the virus is spreading from person to person. However, the outbreak of the SARS coronavirus, which began in 2002, is thought to have spread via cough and sneeze droplets.

Naming the coronavirus disease

Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that can be transmitted between animals and people, causing illnesses that may range from the common cold to more severe respiratory syndromes. In February 2020, the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses and the World Health Organization announced official names for both the virus and the disease it caused: SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, respectively. The name of the disease is derived from the words corona, virus, and disease, while the number 19 represents the year that it emerged.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths worldwide per one million population as of March 30, 2020, by country

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Release date

March 2020



Survey time period

data as of March 30, 2020, 08:28 AM CET

Special properties

based on 2018 population figures.

Supplementary notes

For this statistic, numbers reported by Johns Hopkins University have been compared with the latest available population numbers. Note that 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. For further information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, please visit our dedicated Facts and Figures page.

The countries of San Marino (22 confirmed deaths, 651.18), Andorra (six deaths, 77.92), the Cayman Islands (one death, 15.58) and the Channel Island (two deaths, 11.73) were omitted from the graph, due to their small population sizes. No numbers could be provided for Guadeloupe (one death). Taiwan (two deaths) was reported separately by the source.

The source changed its methodology for the United States on March 24, 2020, as it switched from data collection via states to data collection via counties.

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