Globally, the death rate due to illness reached 6.7 percent, according to the World Health Organization, where the rate has jumped significantly since March, when the percentage was only 3.4 percent.
Eight countries around the world have more than 10 percent mortality rates: Belgium, France, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom, according to George Hopkins University.
A report says to the site “Business Insider“The American, there are several reasons behind the high death rates in these countries. In Sweden, for example, a complete closure was not applied, but the government asked citizens to maintain the social separation voluntarily.
Experts have warned that this strategy may lead to more deaths, as the virus can reach the elderly, who are considered more likely to die from it than others.
Scientists have attributed the high death rates in some countries to the limited ability to test the disease, as resources have been harnessed to make sure that the symptoms appear more strongly, leaving people with mild symptoms or that did not appear to them without monitoring.
A study released by the University of Washington said that the death rate from the emerging coronavirus is 13 times higher than the seasonal flu, if it is confirmed that all deaths in the United States that show symptoms, have died as a result of corona infection.
“The Covid-19 infections are more deadly than the flu, we can put an end to this argument,” said Anurban Urban Passo, a health economist.
This is due to the fact that most of the people of the world have high levels of immunity against influenza due to obtaining annual vaccinations, while others got natural immunity, but this is not the case with the Corona virus.
During the period 2013 to 2014, and 2018 to 2019, the American Center for Disease Control estimated the number of deaths due to influenza from 23 thousand to 61 thousand in the United States, while the number of deaths from corona through Friday in the United States reached 95 thousand cases.