According to the latest data, Britain currently has the worst infection rate in the world. The United States comes third behind Chile.


First published in July 2020.


The Johns Hopkins University looked into the number of deaths per 100,000 of the population in the top-10 countries worst affected by COVID-19.

The United Kingdom had close to 300,000 confirmed cases as of July 19, according to the Johns Hopkins University, along with 68.22 deaths per 100,000 of its inhabitants.

Chile and the U.S. had the second and third highest total with 45.09 deaths and 42.83 deaths per 100,000 of the population respectively.

It is important to keep in mind that countries measure these statistics differently. For example, the UK only includes deaths where people tested positive for COVID-19.

COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 of the population in the 10 worst affected countries. / Statista





[This piece was first published in Statista and written by Niall McCarthy, Data Journalist at Statista.]


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