Number of Excess 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 in 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 are presented; low and high estimates are available from the WHO.

Number of Excess Deaths Due to COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020-2021 Annual Average

Number of Excess Deaths Due to COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020-2021 Annual Average

Geography Number of Excess Deaths Due to COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020-2021 Annual Average
WORLD 7455097
AFRICA 820657
NORTHERN AFRICA 212559
Algeria 34794
Egypt 125551
Libya 3931
Morocco 17374
Sudan 19000
Tunisia 11911
Western Sahara 0
WESTERN AFRICA 188016
Benin 5927
Burkina Faso 11080
Cape Verde 464
Cote d'Ivoire 12717
Gambia 1452
Ghana 10454
Guinea 6265
Guinea-Bissau 1421
Liberia 2022
Mali 13656
Mauritania 3474
Niger 17170
Nigeria 93217
Senegal 8252
Sierra Leone 3943
Togo -3495
EASTERN AFRICA 184612
Burundi 4669
Comoros 362
Djibouti 884
Eritrea 1207
Ethiopia 51748
Kenya 6176
Madagascar 12791
Malawi 8557
Mauritius 471
Mayotte 0
Mozambique 21366
Reunion 0
Rwanda 2701
Seychelles 4
Somalia 17731
South Sudan 4583
Tanzania 20015
Uganda 10260
Zambia 11777
Zimbabwe 9316
MIDDLE AFRICA 104651
Angola 11343
Cameroon 17661
Central African Republic 3123
Chad 9625
Congo 2265
Congo, Dem. Rep. 58879
Equatorial Guinea 860
Gabon 801
Sao Tome and Principe 96
SOUTHERN AFRICA 130820
Botswana 3707
eSwatini 1910
Lesotho 1991
Namibia 3877
South Africa 119336
NORTHERN AMERICA 477239
Canada 11010
United States 466229
LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN 1136810
CENTRAL AMERICA 372697
Belize 349
Costa Rica 4824
El Salvador 8518
Guatemala 24698
Honduras 11331
Mexico 313109
Nicaragua 6048
Panama 3822
CARIBBEAN 23144
Antigua and Barbuda -15
Bahamas 502
Barbados -178
Cuba 9080
Curacao 0
Dominica 8
Dominican Republic 5937
Grenada -134
Guadeloupe 0
Haiti 4805
Jamaica 1796
Martinique 0
Puerto Rico 0
St. Kitts-Nevis -104
Saint Lucia 185
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 248
Trinidad and Tobago 1016
SOUTH AMERICA 740970
Argentina 44941
Bolivia 44015
Brazil 340634
Chile 19348
Colombia 82372
Ecuador 40434
French Guiana 0
Guyana 1406
Paraguay 9909
Peru 144834
Suriname 364
Uruguay 1553
Venezuela 11163
ASIA 3663240
WESTERN ASIA 274239
Armenia 9832
Azerbaijan 28504
Bahrain 333
Cyprus 505
Georgia 12233
Iraq 33368
Israel 3089
Jordan 5965
Kuwait 2120
Lebanon 9260
Oman 5750
Palestinian Territory 0
Qatar 770
Saudi Arabia 8775
Syria 3657
Turkey 132021
United Arab Emirates 1165
Yemen 16896
CENTRAL ASIA 73538
Kazakhstan 38108
Kyrgyzstan 6157
Tajikistan 6505
Turkmenistan 326
Uzbekistan 22443
SOUTH ASIA 2706158
Afghanistan 22267
Bangladesh 70382
Bhutan -199
India 2370447
Iran 116077
Maldives 123
Nepal 16257
Pakistan 115220
Sri Lanka -4416
SOUTHEAST ASIA 645476
Brunei -55
Cambodia 6259
Indonesia 514283
Laos 878
Malaysia 3767
Myanmar 22094
Philippines 92627
Singapore 738
Thailand 7651
Timor-Leste 342
Vietnam -3106
EAST ASIA -36170
China -26032
China, Hong Kong SAR 0
China, Macao SAR 0
Japan -9736
Korea, North -3549
Korea, South 3144
Mongolia 2
Taiwan 0
EUROPE 1365595
NORTHERN EUROPE 98916
Denmark 1858
Estonia 1687
Finland 1429
Iceland -6
Ireland 1461
Latvia 3834
Lithuania 8628
Norway -51
Sweden 5628
United Kingdom 74449
WESTERN EUROPE 172143
Austria 5969
Belgium 8959
France 40925
Germany 97494
Liechtenstein 0
Luxembourg 35
Monaco 32
Netherlands 14606
Switzerland 4124
EASTERN EUROPE 878698
Belarus 24447
Bulgaria 28747
Czechia 18520
Hungary 18249
Moldova 9079
Poland 78766
Romania 53456
Russia 536163
Slovakia 12160
Ukraine 99113
SOUTHERN EUROPE 215838
Albania 6345
Andorra 188
Bosnia-Herzegovina 7858
Croatia 8588
Greece 9697
Italy 80401
Kosovo 0
Malta 239
Montenegro 1955
North Macedonia 7679
Portugal 10224
San Marino 86
Serbia 27822
Slovenia 2791
Spain 51969
OCEANIA -8438
Australia -7128
Federated States of Micronesia -56
Fiji -59
French Polynesia 0
Guam 0
Kiribati -23
Marshall Islands -40
Nauru -1
New Caledonia 0
New Zealand -1339
Palau -20
Papua New Guinea 381
Samoa -45
Solomon Islands -30
Tonga -19
Tuvalu -6
Vanuatu -38
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Geography Number of Excess Deaths Due to COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020-2021 Annual Average
WORLD 7455097
AFRICA 820657
NORTHERN AFRICA 212559
Algeria 34794
Egypt 125551
Libya 3931
Morocco 17374
Sudan 19000
Tunisia 11911
Western Sahara 0
WESTERN AFRICA 188016
Benin 5927
Burkina Faso 11080
Cape Verde 464
Cote d'Ivoire 12717
Gambia 1452
Ghana 10454
Guinea 6265
Guinea-Bissau 1421
Liberia 2022
Mali 13656
Mauritania 3474
Niger 17170
Nigeria 93217
Senegal 8252
Sierra Leone 3943
Togo -3495
EASTERN AFRICA 184612
Burundi 4669
Comoros 362
Djibouti 884
Eritrea 1207
Ethiopia 51748
Kenya 6176
Madagascar 12791
Malawi 8557
Mauritius 471
Mayotte 0
Mozambique 21366
Reunion 0
Rwanda 2701
Seychelles 4
Somalia 17731
South Sudan 4583
Tanzania 20015
Uganda 10260
Zambia 11777
Zimbabwe 9316
MIDDLE AFRICA 104651
Angola 11343
Cameroon 17661
Central African Republic 3123
Chad 9625
Congo 2265
Congo, Dem. Rep. 58879
Equatorial Guinea 860
Gabon 801
Sao Tome and Principe 96
SOUTHERN AFRICA 130820
Botswana 3707
eSwatini 1910
Lesotho 1991
Namibia 3877
South Africa 119336
NORTHERN AMERICA 477239
Canada 11010
United States 466229
LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN 1136810
CENTRAL AMERICA 372697
Belize 349
Costa Rica 4824
El Salvador 8518
Guatemala 24698
Honduras 11331
Mexico 313109
Nicaragua 6048
Panama 3822
CARIBBEAN 23144
Antigua and Barbuda -15
Bahamas 502
Barbados -178
Cuba 9080
Curacao 0
Dominica 8
Dominican Republic 5937
Grenada -134
Guadeloupe 0
Haiti 4805
Jamaica 1796
Martinique 0
Puerto Rico 0
St. Kitts-Nevis -104
Saint Lucia 185
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 248
Trinidad and Tobago 1016
SOUTH AMERICA 740970
Argentina 44941
Bolivia 44015
Brazil 340634
Chile 19348
Colombia 82372
Ecuador 40434
French Guiana 0
Guyana 1406
Paraguay 9909
Peru 144834
Suriname 364
Uruguay 1553
Venezuela 11163
ASIA 3663240
WESTERN ASIA 274239
Armenia 9832
Azerbaijan 28504
Bahrain 333
Cyprus 505
Georgia 12233
Iraq 33368
Israel 3089
Jordan 5965
Kuwait 2120
Lebanon 9260
Oman 5750
Palestinian Territory 0
Qatar 770
Saudi Arabia 8775
Syria 3657
Turkey 132021
United Arab Emirates 1165
Yemen 16896
CENTRAL ASIA 73538
Kazakhstan 38108
Kyrgyzstan 6157
Tajikistan 6505
Turkmenistan 326
Uzbekistan 22443
SOUTH ASIA 2706158
Afghanistan 22267
Bangladesh 70382
Bhutan -199
India 2370447
Iran 116077
Maldives 123
Nepal 16257
Pakistan 115220
Sri Lanka -4416
SOUTHEAST ASIA 645476
Brunei -55
Cambodia 6259
Indonesia 514283
Laos 878
Malaysia 3767
Myanmar 22094
Philippines 92627
Singapore 738
Thailand 7651
Timor-Leste 342
Vietnam -3106
EAST ASIA -36170
China -26032
China, Hong Kong SAR 0
China, Macao SAR 0
Japan -9736
Korea, North -3549
Korea, South 3144
Mongolia 2
Taiwan 0
EUROPE 1365595
NORTHERN EUROPE 98916
Denmark 1858
Estonia 1687
Finland 1429
Iceland -6
Ireland 1461
Latvia 3834
Lithuania 8628
Norway -51
Sweden 5628
United Kingdom 74449
WESTERN EUROPE 172143
Austria 5969
Belgium 8959
France 40925
Germany 97494
Liechtenstein 0
Luxembourg 35
Monaco 32
Netherlands 14606
Switzerland 4124
EASTERN EUROPE 878698
Belarus 24447
Bulgaria 28747
Czechia 18520
Hungary 18249
Moldova 9079
Poland 78766
Romania 53456
Russia 536163
Slovakia 12160
Ukraine 99113
SOUTHERN EUROPE 215838
Albania 6345
Andorra 188
Bosnia-Herzegovina 7858
Croatia 8588
Greece 9697
Italy 80401
Kosovo 0
Malta 239
Montenegro 1955
North Macedonia 7679
Portugal 10224
San Marino 86
Serbia 27822
Slovenia 2791
Spain 51969
OCEANIA -8438
Australia -7128
Federated States of Micronesia -56
Fiji -59
French Polynesia 0
Guam 0
Kiribati -23
Marshall Islands -40
Nauru -1
New Caledonia 0
New Zealand -1339
Palau -20
Papua New Guinea 381
Samoa -45
Solomon Islands -30
Tonga -19
Tuvalu -6
Vanuatu -38

Endnotes

Sources

2022 World Population Data Sheet

Updated

08/16/2022

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.