Countries Most Impacted By COVID19: Status As At March 13, 2021

By Constantin Gurdgiev,

Here is my latest update of the status of the pandemic in the world's most impacted countries and regions.





World's 5 worst impacted countries by the number of cases per capita (the first table above), with rank 1 = worst:

  1. Andora
  2. Montenegro
  3. Gibraltar
  4. Czechia
  5. San Marino

The U.S. ranks 9th worst in the world - the only country with more than 100 million population. There are three countries with population over 10 million but below 100 million on the list: Belgium (15th) and Portugal (11th), plus Czechia.

World's 5 worst impacted countries by the number of deaths per capita (the second table above), with rank 1 = worst:

  1. Gibraltar
  2. San Marino
  3. Czechia
  4. Slovenia
  5. Belgium

The U.S. ranks 12th in the world - the only country with more than 100 million population in the list of worst-impacted in terms of deaths per capita. Notably, there are two countries with population between 50 million and 99 million on the list of the worst impacted countries by deaths per capita: Italy (ranked 8th worst in the world), and the UK (ranked 6th worst in the world). There are further 4 countries on the list with population over 10 million, but less than 50 million: Belgium and Czechia already referenced above, plus Portugal (ranked 11th), and Spain (ranked 14th).




Two tables above summarize key statistics for the countries with more than 250,000 cases of Covid19 recorded. The table also provides overall rankings for these countries in terms of their performance across three metrics: cases per capita, deaths per capita and deaths per case.

Notably, ten worst countries based on these combined metrics are (once again, rank = 1 implies the worst overall performance):

  1. Belgium
  2. UK
  3. Italy
  4. Hungary (tied with Italy)
  5. Portugal
  6. Czechia
  7. Spain
  8. U.S.
  9. Bulgaria (tied with U.S.)
  10. Peru

Across major regions:


Note: in the above table, regions are ranked as countries, though countries' rankings do not include regions. Thus, if the EU27 was treated as a country, it would rank 19th worst in the list of countries. If we remove EU27 member states from the list, the EU27 itself would rank 9th worst in the list, just below the U.S. which continues to perform worse than the EU27, but only marginally.

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Disclosure: This article was posted at True Economics March 13, ...

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