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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.; Renjith, P.; Priscilla, C.; Kumar Ganesan, S. A Normalized Mortality Rate Showed the Diverse Severity of COVID-19 in the World. Preprints 2020, 2020040308 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202004.0308.v2). Kumar, S.; Renjith, P.; Priscilla, C.; Kumar Ganesan, S. A Normalized Mortality Rate Showed the Diverse Severity of COVID-19 in the World. Preprints 2020, 2020040308 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202004.0308.v2).

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. In this study we have assessed the severity of Covid-19 by analyzing the mortality rate in Covid-19 and other diseases. The Covid-19 data and “death rate” data caused by other diseases (cardiovascular diseases, cancer, non-communicable respiratory diseases, respiratory infectious diseases, diabetes mellitus, and kidney diseases) were downloaded from the world health organization (WHO) website. A normalized period based method was used to see the mortality rate 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 mortality rate of Covid-19 was highest in France followed by Belgium and the lowest in Russia while the share of Covid-19 caused deaths in total deaths by all causes was the highest in Belgium followed by Spain and the lowest in Japan. The severity of Covid-19 in the USA was moderate. The severity of Covid-19 in Asian countries was found to be moderate to low. The severity of Covid-19 was diverse in the world. Europe showed the highest diversity in the mortality rate of Covid-19. Cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and non-communicable diseases were still more lethal and caused more deaths than Covid-19.

Subject Areas

Covid-19; mortality rate; cancer; cardiovascular disease; non-communicable respiratory disease; SARS-Cov-2

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Comment 1
Received: 19 April 2020
Commenter: Santosh Kumar
Commenter's Conflict of Interests: Author
Comment: The data on Covid-19 was updated till 18th April. Three more authors were added as they contributed in revising the manuscript, data analysis and interpretation of data.
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