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Global COVID-19 snapshot with focus on top five

Department of Precision Oncology and Research, Shalby Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Department of Bone and Soft Tissue, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Department of Medical Oncology, Asian Cancer Institute, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Corresponding author: Purvish Parikh, Department of Precision Oncology and Research, Shalby Cancer and Research Institute, Mumbai, 400028, India. purvish1@gmail.com
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How to cite this article: Parikh P, Gulia A, Talele A. Global COVID-19 snapshot with focus on top five. Indian J Med Sci 2020;72(1):35-8.

This is a pictorial snapshot of some key features of the COVID-19 global pandemic.[1]

On April 11, 2020, there were about 17,00,000 COVID-19 positive cases globally. A total of 210 countries and two ships in international waters have reported the presence of COVID-19 infected human beings. Figure 1 shows the number of countries with more than 1000, 5000, 10,000, and 100,000 cases.

Figure 1:: The number of countries with more than 1000, 5000, 10,000 and 100,000 cases.

Figure 2 is a graphic representation of the top five countries (highest number of COVID-19 patients reported).

Figure 2:: A graphic representation of the top 5 countries (highest number of COVID-19 patients reported).

Table 1 shows the total number of cases as well as cases per one million populations in the top five countries. These figures are also compared with China (rank 6) and India (rank 22).

Table 1:: Total number of COVID-19 cases in the top five countries
Rank Country No. of cases Cases/million population
1 USA 502,876 1519
2 Spain 158,273 3385
3 Italy 147,577 2441
4 France 124,869 1913
5 Germany 122,171 1458
6 China 81,953 57
22 India 7600 6

Table 2 shows the top five countries with the highest density of COVID-19 positivity per one million of their population.

Table 2:: Top five countries with the highest density of COVID-19 positive cases
S. No. Country Cases/1 million population
1. San Marino 10,138
2. Vatican 9,988
3. Andorra 7,778
4. Iceland 4,909
5. Luxembourg 5,149

Table 3 shows the top five countries with the highest number of tests/1 million of their population and compares that to the number of cases in those countries.

Table 3:: Top five countries with the highest number of COVID-19 cases per tests in their population
S. No. Country Tests/1 million population Cases/1 millionpopulation
1. Faeroe Islands 110,677 3766
2. Iceland 100,002 4909
3. UAE 59,967 340
4. Gibraltar 45,799 3770
5. Luxembourg 45,166 5149

Table 4 shows the top five countries with the highest number of deaths per 1 million of their population.

Table 4:: Top five countries with the highest number of deaths per one million of their population
S. No. Country Deaths/1 million population Total no. ofdeaths
1. San Marino 1002 34
2. Spain 344 16081
3. Andorra 337 26
4. Italy 312 18849
5. Belgium 260 3019

Table 5 compares incidence and deaths with the same parameters per 1 million of their population – in the top five countries. This is also compared to the corresponding figures in China and India.

Table 5:: Comparison of incidence and deaths of COVID-19 patients per one million of their population - in the top five countries
Rank Country No. of Cases No. of Deaths Cases/million population Deaths/million population
1 USA 502,876 18,747 1519 57
2 Spain 158,273 16,081 3385 344
3 Italy 147,577 18,849 2441 312
4 France 124,869 13,197 1913 202
5 Germany 122,171 2,736 1458 33
6 China 81,953 3,339 57 2
22 India 7600 249 6 0.2

Table 6 shows compare the number of cases to the number who recovered as well as shows the percentage of patients who recovered among the top five countries. These figures are also compared with those of China and India. Figure 3 shows the number of positive cases and deaths due to COVID-19 in SAARC nations.

Figure 3:: COVID-19 South Asia.
Table 6:: Comparison of COVID-19 recovered patients among the top five countrie
Rank Country No. of cases Recovered Cases/million population % recovered
1 USA 502,876 27,314 1519 5.4
2 Spain 158,273 55,668 3385 35.2
3 Italy 147,577 30,455 2441 20.6
4 France 124,869 24,932 1913 20.0
5 Germany 122,171 53,913 1458 44.1
6 China 81,953 77,525 57 94.6
22 India 7600 774 6 10.2

Table 7 compares the COVID-19 figures in South Asian countries.

Table 7:: Comparison of COVID-19 incidence and deaths in South Asian countries
S. No. Country Cases Deaths Per 1 million population
Tests Cases Deaths
1. India 7600 249 137 06 0.2
2. Pakistan 4695 66 248 21 0.3
3. Afghanistan 521 15 NA 13 4
4. Bangladesh 424 27 45 03 0.2
5. Mauritius 318 9 5292 250 7
6. Sri Lanka 190 7 152 09 0.3
7. Myanmar 27 3 26 0.5 0.06
8. Maldives 19 0 NA 35 0
9. Nepal 9 0 121 0.3 0
10. Bhutan 5 0 1511 6 0

We hope that this graphic and tabular presentation of the data will allow better comparison and understanding. This will also facilitate the evaluation of trends and future predictions, enabling concerned stakeholders to better plan their next steps.

Declaration of patient consent

Patient’s consent not required as there are no patients in this study.

Financial support and sponsorship

Nil.

Conflicts of interest

There are no conflicts of interest.

References

  1. Available from: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus [Last accessed on 2020 Apr 11]

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