Percent of Total Deaths Due to COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020-2021 Annual Average

The difference between the number of deaths in 2020 and 2021 and the deaths predicted for the same period if pre-pandemic trends had continued under normal circumstances as published by the World Health Organization. The difference reflects the number of deaths associated with the COVID-19 pandemic both directly through the coronavirus, SARS CoV-2, and indirectly through changes in access to health services and people’s behavior. Negative values indicate the number of deaths averted due to lower risks from certain causes of deaths, such as traffic accidents and influenza, due to changes in people’s behavior. Mean estimates of excess deaths as a percent of total deaths are presented; low and high estimates of excess deaths are available from the WHO.

Percent of Total Deaths Due to COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020-2021 Annual Average

Percent of Total Deaths Due to COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020-2021 Annual Average

Geography Percent of Total Deaths Due to COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020-2021 Annual Average
WORLD 12
AFRICA 8
NORTHERN AFRICA 13
Algeria 14
Egypt 18
Libya 12
Morocco 6
Sudan 7
Tunisia 14
Western Sahara 0
WESTERN AFRICA 6
Benin 6
Burkina Faso 7
Cape Verde 13
Cote d'Ivoire 6
Gambia 9
Ghana 5
Guinea 5
Guinea-Bissau 8
Liberia 5
Mali 8
Mauritania 12
Niger 8
Nigeria 5
Senegal 9
Sierra Leone 6
Togo -7
EASTERN AFRICA 6
Burundi 6
Comoros 7
Djibouti 11
Eritrea 4
Ethiopia 8
Kenya 2
Madagascar 7
Malawi 7
Mauritius 4
Mayotte 0
Mozambique 7
Reunion 0
Rwanda 4
Seychelles 0
Somalia 10
South Sudan 5
Tanzania 6
Uganda 4
Zambia 9
Zimbabwe 7
MIDDLE AFRICA 7
Angola 5
Cameroon 8
Central African Republic 5
Chad 6
Congo 6
Congo, Dem. Rep. 8
Equatorial Guinea 8
Gabon 5
Sao Tome and Principe 9
SOUTHERN AFRICA 18
Botswana 15
eSwatini 14
Lesotho 5
Namibia 18
South Africa 18
NORTHERN AMERICA 12
Canada 4
United States 13
LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN 22
CENTRAL AMERICA 26
Belize 14
Costa Rica 16
El Salvador 17
Guatemala 20
Honduras 17
Mexico 29
Nicaragua 15
Panama 15
CARIBBEAN 7
Antigua and Barbuda -2
Bahamas 15
Barbados -5
Cuba 7
Curacao 0
Dominica 1
Dominican Republic 7
Grenada -15
Guadeloupe 0
Haiti 5
Jamaica 8
Martinique 0
Puerto Rico 0
St. Kitts-Nevis -25
Saint Lucia 10
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 21
Trinidad and Tobago 10
SOUTH AMERICA 21
Argentina 11
Bolivia 33
Brazil 19
Chile 15
Colombia 25
Ecuador 34
French Guiana 0
Guyana 14
Paraguay 22
Peru 49
Suriname 7
Uruguay 4
Venezuela 6
ASIA 10
WESTERN ASIA 15
Armenia 28
Azerbaijan 26
Bahrain 6
Cyprus 7
Georgia 19
Iraq 17
Israel 6
Jordan 17
Kuwait 19
Lebanon 19
Oman 26
Palestinian Territory 0
Qatar 14
Saudi Arabia 6
Syria 5
Turkey 23
United Arab Emirates 5
Yemen 9
CENTRAL ASIA 14
Kazakhstan 22
Kyrgyzstan 16
Tajikistan 12
Turkmenistan 1
Uzbekistan 12
SOUTH ASIA 17
Afghanistan 8
Bangladesh 8
Bhutan -4
India 20
Iran 22
Maldives 8
Nepal 8
Pakistan 7
Sri Lanka -3
SOUTHEAST ASIA 11
Brunei -2
Cambodia 6
Indonesia 22
Laos 2
Malaysia 2
Myanmar 6
Philippines 11
Singapore 3
Thailand 1
Timor-Leste 4
Vietnam 0
EAST ASIA 0
China 0
China, Hong Kong SAR 0
China, Macao SAR 0
Japan -1
Korea, North -2
Korea, South 1
Mongolia 0
Taiwan 0
EUROPE 13
NORTHERN EUROPE 9
Denmark 3
Estonia 10
Finland 2
Iceland 0
Ireland 4
Latvia 11
Lithuania 17
Norway 0
Sweden 6
United Kingdom 11
WESTERN EUROPE 8
Austria 6
Belgium 7
France 6
Germany 10
Liechtenstein 0
Luxembourg 1
Monaco 6
Netherlands 9
Switzerland 6
EASTERN EUROPE 20
Belarus 17
Bulgaria 21
Czechia 14
Hungary 12
Moldova 19
Poland 16
Romania 17
Russia 23
Slovakia 18
Ukraine 15
SOUTHERN EUROPE 11
Albania 15
Andorra 22
Bosnia-Herzegovina 17
Croatia 14
Greece 7
Italy 11
Kosovo 0
Malta 6
Montenegro 21
North Macedonia 23
Portugal 8
San Marino 22
Serbia 19
Slovenia 12
Spain 11
OCEANIA -3
Australia -4
Federated States of Micronesia -6
Fiji -1
French Polynesia 0
Guam 0
Kiribati -2
Marshall Islands -10
Nauru -4
New Caledonia 0
New Zealand -4
Palau -11
Papua New Guinea 1
Samoa -4
Solomon Islands -1
Tonga -3
Tuvalu -6
Vanuatu -2
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Geography Percent of Total Deaths Due to COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020-2021 Annual Average
WORLD 12
AFRICA 8
NORTHERN AFRICA 13
Algeria 14
Egypt 18
Libya 12
Morocco 6
Sudan 7
Tunisia 14
Western Sahara 0
WESTERN AFRICA 6
Benin 6
Burkina Faso 7
Cape Verde 13
Cote d'Ivoire 6
Gambia 9
Ghana 5
Guinea 5
Guinea-Bissau 8
Liberia 5
Mali 8
Mauritania 12
Niger 8
Nigeria 5
Senegal 9
Sierra Leone 6
Togo -7
EASTERN AFRICA 6
Burundi 6
Comoros 7
Djibouti 11
Eritrea 4
Ethiopia 8
Kenya 2
Madagascar 7
Malawi 7
Mauritius 4
Mayotte 0
Mozambique 7
Reunion 0
Rwanda 4
Seychelles 0
Somalia 10
South Sudan 5
Tanzania 6
Uganda 4
Zambia 9
Zimbabwe 7
MIDDLE AFRICA 7
Angola 5
Cameroon 8
Central African Republic 5
Chad 6
Congo 6
Congo, Dem. Rep. 8
Equatorial Guinea 8
Gabon 5
Sao Tome and Principe 9
SOUTHERN AFRICA 18
Botswana 15
eSwatini 14
Lesotho 5
Namibia 18
South Africa 18
NORTHERN AMERICA 12
Canada 4
United States 13
LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN 22
CENTRAL AMERICA 26
Belize 14
Costa Rica 16
El Salvador 17
Guatemala 20
Honduras 17
Mexico 29
Nicaragua 15
Panama 15
CARIBBEAN 7
Antigua and Barbuda -2
Bahamas 15
Barbados -5
Cuba 7
Curacao 0
Dominica 1
Dominican Republic 7
Grenada -15
Guadeloupe 0
Haiti 5
Jamaica 8
Martinique 0
Puerto Rico 0
St. Kitts-Nevis -25
Saint Lucia 10
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 21
Trinidad and Tobago 10
SOUTH AMERICA 21
Argentina 11
Bolivia 33
Brazil 19
Chile 15
Colombia 25
Ecuador 34
French Guiana 0
Guyana 14
Paraguay 22
Peru 49
Suriname 7
Uruguay 4
Venezuela 6
ASIA 10
WESTERN ASIA 15
Armenia 28
Azerbaijan 26
Bahrain 6
Cyprus 7
Georgia 19
Iraq 17
Israel 6
Jordan 17
Kuwait 19
Lebanon 19
Oman 26
Palestinian Territory 0
Qatar 14
Saudi Arabia 6
Syria 5
Turkey 23
United Arab Emirates 5
Yemen 9
CENTRAL ASIA 14
Kazakhstan 22
Kyrgyzstan 16
Tajikistan 12
Turkmenistan 1
Uzbekistan 12
SOUTH ASIA 17
Afghanistan 8
Bangladesh 8
Bhutan -4
India 20
Iran 22
Maldives 8
Nepal 8
Pakistan 7
Sri Lanka -3
SOUTHEAST ASIA 11
Brunei -2
Cambodia 6
Indonesia 22
Laos 2
Malaysia 2
Myanmar 6
Philippines 11
Singapore 3
Thailand 1
Timor-Leste 4
Vietnam 0
EAST ASIA 0
China 0
China, Hong Kong SAR 0
China, Macao SAR 0
Japan -1
Korea, North -2
Korea, South 1
Mongolia 0
Taiwan 0
EUROPE 13
NORTHERN EUROPE 9
Denmark 3
Estonia 10
Finland 2
Iceland 0
Ireland 4
Latvia 11
Lithuania 17
Norway 0
Sweden 6
United Kingdom 11
WESTERN EUROPE 8
Austria 6
Belgium 7
France 6
Germany 10
Liechtenstein 0
Luxembourg 1
Monaco 6
Netherlands 9
Switzerland 6
EASTERN EUROPE 20
Belarus 17
Bulgaria 21
Czechia 14
Hungary 12
Moldova 19
Poland 16
Romania 17
Russia 23
Slovakia 18
Ukraine 15
SOUTHERN EUROPE 11
Albania 15
Andorra 22
Bosnia-Herzegovina 17
Croatia 14
Greece 7
Italy 11
Kosovo 0
Malta 6
Montenegro 21
North Macedonia 23
Portugal 8
San Marino 22
Serbia 19
Slovenia 12
Spain 11
OCEANIA -3
Australia -4
Federated States of Micronesia -6
Fiji -1
French Polynesia 0
Guam 0
Kiribati -2
Marshall Islands -10
Nauru -4
New Caledonia 0
New Zealand -4
Palau -11
Papua New Guinea 1
Samoa -4
Solomon Islands -1
Tonga -3
Tuvalu -6
Vanuatu -2

Endnotes

2022 World Population Data

For more than 60 years, PRB’s World Population Data Sheet has been one of the most trusted sources for vital demographic data used by government leaders, policymakers, researchers, academics, and decisionmakers around the world. It offers the latest population, health, and environment indicators for more than 200 countries and territories, each carefully researched and vetted by PRB’s expert team of demographers and analysts.  This year features as special focus on the Demographic Impacts of COVID-19.