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A Normalized Mortality Rate Showed the Diverse Severity of COVID-19 in the World

Version 1 : Received: 16 April 2020 / Approved: 17 April 2020 / Online: 17 April 2020 (17:27:44 CEST)
Version 2 : Received: 19 April 2020 / Approved: 19 April 2020 / Online: 19 April 2020 (15:09:10 CEST)
Version 3 : Received: 28 April 2020 / Approved: 29 April 2020 / Online: 29 April 2020 (13:37:39 CEST)
Version 4 : Received: 4 May 2020 / Approved: 4 May 2020 / Online: 4 May 2020 (18:51:36 CEST)
Version 5 : Received: 2 June 2020 / Approved: 3 June 2020 / Online: 3 June 2020 (05:49:12 CEST)

How to cite: Kumar, S. A Normalized Mortality Rate Showed the Diverse Severity of COVID-19 in the World. Preprints 2020, 2020040308 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202004.0308.v1). Kumar, S. A Normalized Mortality Rate Showed the Diverse Severity of COVID-19 in the World. Preprints 2020, 2020040308 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202004.0308.v1).

Abstract

Covid-19 has given a halt to all the activities in the world. Europe was most affected followed by the United States of America. Spain and Belgium were found to be at the highest risk of Covid-19 followed by Italy, France, and the United Kingdom. The Covid-19 cases were on the rise in the United States of America and India but with a lower mortality rate. Japan was least affected in comparison to other countries. A normalized method was used to see the mortality of Covid-19 in comparison to other diseases. The deaths occurred by Cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and respiratory diseases were more in number than the Covid-19 caused deaths in the 45 days period where most of the Covid-19 deaths had taken place. The Covid-19 severity was found to be diverse in the world as well as within Europe. This diversity could be a result of the increased number of diagnostic tests or subsidizing other preexisting diseases to count the Covid-19 positive death under Covid-19 or the accuracy of the diagnostic test performed to detect Covid-19. Normalization based on total death counts could be performed to compare the Covid-19 mortality with other diseases to know the real severity of Covid-19.

Subject Areas

COVID-19; mortality rate; cancer; cardiovascular disease

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