As Coronavirus Deaths Pass 1 Million, These Are the Countries Worst Affected

Coronavirus deaths across the globe have surpassed one million, according to the latest report by Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

The U.S. has the highest death toll in the world, with 205,072 fatalities, followed by Brazil (142,058), India (96,318), Mexico (76,603) and the U.K. (42,019), in the top five ranking of countries with the most deaths.

The seven-day moving average of daily new deaths in the U.S. rose from late March to April 17, when the figure peaked at 2,248, before briefly flattening out through late April and declining through early July, according to data compiled by Worldometer.

From early July, the seven-day average of daily new deaths in the U.S. increased through early August, before declining through early September and flattening out for the rest of the month, according to Worldometer.

Among the 20 countries "currently most affected by COVID-19 worldwide," Peru was reported to have the highest death rate of 100.48 fatalities per 100,000 people, followed by Bolivia (69.21), Brazil (67.67), Chile (67.49) and Spain (66.84), in the top five ranking, while the U.S. ranked sixth with 62.58 deaths per 100,000 people, according to the latest report Monday by JHU.

Mexico was reported to have the highest number of deaths per 100 confirmed cases, with an observed case-fatality ratio of 10.5 percent, followed by, Bolivia (5.9 percent), France (5.7 percent), Iran (5.7 percent) and Spain (4.4 percent) in the top five ranking, according to the latest report Monday by JHU.

At a regional level, the WHO's Americas region (which includes countries from North, South and Central Americas, as well the Caribbean) has the highest number of deaths, with 549,807 fatalities, according to the latest report Monday by the World Health Organization (WHO).

The Americas region was followed by Europe (235,139 deaths), Southeast Asia (111,898), the Eastern Mediterranean (60,756), Africa (25,529) and the Western Pacific (13,200), according to the latest report Monday by the WHO.

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Crowds of Indian migrant workers wait to board buses to return to their native villages on March 28 in Ghaziabad on the outskirts of New Delhi. India was reported to have the third highest COVID-19 death toll in the world, according to the latest report Tuesday by Johns Hopkins University. Yawar Nazir/Getty Images

10 countries with the most COVID-19 deaths

Source: Johns Hopkins University, as of September 29

  1. U.S.: 205,072
  2. Brazil: 142,058
  3. India: 96,318
  4. Mexico: 76,603
  5. U.K.: 42,019
  6. Italy: 35,851
  7. Peru: 32,262
  8. France: 31,744
  9. Spain: 31,411
  10. Iran: 25,779

Most COVID-19 deaths by region

Source: World Health Organization, as of September 28

  1. The Americas: 549,807
  2. Europe: 235,139
  3. Southeast Asia: 111,898
  4. Eastern Mediterranean: 60,756)
  5. Africa: 25,529)
  6. Western Pacific: 13,200

The wider picture

The novel coronavirus has infected over 33.3 million people across the globe, including 7.1 million in the U.S. More than 23.1 million people have reportedly recovered from infection, as of Tuesday, according to the latest figures from JHU.

The below graphic, provided by Statista, illustrates the spread of COVID-19 cases in countries across the globe.

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The graphic below, also provided by Statista, illustrates U.S. states with the most COVID-19 cases.

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