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A Normalized Mortality Rate Showed the Diverse Severity of COVID-19 and Its Association With Other Chronic Diseases

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 and Its Association With Other Chronic Diseases. Preprints 2020, 2020040308 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202004.0308.v4). Kumar, S.; Renjith, P.; Priscilla, C.; Kumar Ganesan, S. A Normalized Mortality Rate Showed the Diverse Severity of COVID-19 and Its Association With Other Chronic Diseases. Preprints 2020, 2020040308 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202004.0308.v4).

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. It has taken more than 225,000 lives until now. In this study, we have assessed the severity of Covid-19 by analyzing the mortality rate of Covid-19 and other chronic diseases. The Covid-19 data and “death rate” data caused by other diseases were downloaded from the world health organization (WHO) website. A normalized method was used to see the mortality rate of Covid-19 in comparison to other diseases. The deaths caused by Covid-19 in April 2020 have overtaken the average number of deaths caused by Cancer, Cardiovascular diseases, and other diseases in Belgium, Spain, France, Italy, the UK, and Ireland. Covid-19 was found to be strongly correlated with non-communicable respiratory diseases and Cancer with correlation coefficients 0.73 and 0.70 respectively. The severity of Covid-19 in the USA was moderate. The severity of Covid-19 in Asian countries was found to be low. Europe showed the highest diversity in the mortality rate of Covid-19. On average, except for a few European countries, Cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and non-communicable respiratory diseases were still more lethal and caused more deaths than Covid-19.

Subject Areas

Covid-19; SARS-Cov-2; mortality rate; cancer; cardiovascular disease; respiratory disease; diabetes; kidney diseases

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Comment 1
Received: 4 May 2020
Commenter: Santosh Kumar
Commenter's Conflict of Interests: Author
Comment: The data is updated. It was re-analyzed which resulted into adding more figures and tables. 
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