Global excess deaths associated with COVID-19, January 2020

Global excess deaths associated with COVID-19, January 2020

The global excess mortality associated with COVID-19 was 14.91 million in the 24 months between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2021, representing 9.49 million more deaths than those globally reported as directly attributable to COVID-19.

The impact of the pandemic has been over several waves, each of which is characterized by unique regional distributions, mortality levels, and drivers. Twenty countries, representing approximately 50% of the global population, account for over 80% of the estimated global excess mortality for the period January 2020 to December 2021. These countries are Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Germany, India, Indonesia, the Islamic Republic Iran, Italy, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Russian Federation, South Africa, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Turkey, Ukraine and USA (USA). We are able to observe the evolution of the pandemic during these 24 months as different regions and countries were affected by and responded to the COVID-19 threat.

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