What is the Coronavirus Pandemic?

The COVID-19 pandemic is an ongoing pandemic of COVID-19, an acute respiratory disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The disease was first identified on December 1, 2019 in Wuhan, China. On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak to be a pandemic. There are now more than 14,000,000 people infected in more than 185 countries around the world.

All causes of death compared to Coronavirus

The following list presents the causes of death in the world according to Global Health Metrics, with data from 2017.

The Death Rate represents the number of people per million who died within a specific cause. Percent of all Deaths refers to the percentage of deaths that each Death Rate value represents in relation to the total number of deaths. Total Deaths estimates the total number of deaths of each cause in the world, calculated by relating the number of deaths per million to the total world population in 2017 (Total Deaths = Death Rate / 1,000,000 * 7,547,858,925). Values that appear as zero do not mean that there were no deaths related to the specific cause, but that this value is less than 1 in a million.

The COVID-19 information is a projection made for the number of deaths from Coronavirus between 1 January and 1 November 2020 made by covid19-projections.com.

Rank
Category
Cause
Death Rate
per 1.000.000
(2017)
[data: GHM]
Percent
of all
Deaths
Total
Deaths
1Cardiovascular diseasesIschaemic heart disease116915.43%8,823,447
2Chronic respiratory diseasesChronic obstructive pulmonary disease4225.57%3,185,196
3Cardiovascular diseasesIntracerebral hemorrhage3825.04%2,883,282
4Cardiovascular diseasesIschaemic stroke3664.83%2,762,516
5Neurological disordersAlzheimer's disease and other dementias3544.67%2,671,942
5Respiratory infections and tuberculosisLower respiratory infections3544.67%2,671,942
7NeoplasmsTracheal, bronchus, and lung cancer2373.13%1,788,843
8Enteric infectionsDiarrhoeal diseases2162.85%1,630,338
9Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) projection (January 1, 2020 - November 1, 2020)1952.57%1,471,787
10Diabetes and kidney diseasesDiabetes mellitus type 21321.74%996,317
10Respiratory infections and tuberculosisDrug-susceptible tuberculosis1321.74%996,317
12Cardiovascular diseasesHypertensive heart disease1231.62%928,387
13NeoplasmsColon and rectum cancer1151.52%868,004
14NeoplasmsStomach cancer1101.45%830,264
15Neonatal disordersNeonatal preterm birth991.31%747,238
16HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infectionsHIV/AIDS resulting in other diseases931.23%701,951
17Self-harm and interpersonal violenceSelf-harm by other specified means921.21%694,403
17Unintentional injuriesFalls921.21%694,403
19Neglected tropical diseases and malariaMalaria871.15%656,664
20Neonatal disordersNeonatal encephalopathy due to birth asphyxia and trauma811.07%611,377
21NeoplasmsBreast cancer761.00%573,637
22Chronic respiratory diseasesAsthma630.83%475,515
23Transport injuriesPedestrian road injuries620.82%467,967
24Transport injuriesMotor vehicle road injuries580.77%437,776
25Cardiovascular diseasesSubarachnoid hemorrhage570.75%430,228
26NeoplasmsPancreatic cancer560.74%422,680
27NeoplasmsOesophageal cancer550.73%415,132
27NeoplasmsProstate cancer550.73%415,132
29Neonatal disordersOther neonatal disorders530.70%400,037
30Digestive diseasesCirrhosis and other chronic liver diseases due to hepatitis B480.63%362,297
31Cardiovascular diseasesOther cardiovascular and circulatory diseases470.62%354,749
32Diabetes and kidney diseasesChronic kidney disease due to hypertension460.61%347,202
32NeoplasmsOther malignant cancers460.61%347,202
32Neurological disordersParkinson's disease460.61%347,202
35Diabetes and kidney diseasesChronic kidney disease due to diabetes mellitus type 2450.59%339,654
36Diabetes and kidney diseasesDiabetes mellitus type 1430.57%324,558
37Digestive diseasesCirrhosis and other chronic liver diseases due to hepatitis C420.55%317,010
38Digestive diseasesCirrhosis and other chronic liver diseases due to alcohol use410.54%309,462
39Cardiovascular diseasesAtrial fibrillation and flutter400.53%301,914
39NeoplasmsLiver cancer due to hepatitis B400.53%301,914
39Unintentional injuriesDrowning400.53%301,914
42Other non-communicable diseasesCongenital heart anomalies390.51%294,366
43Diabetes and kidney diseasesChronic kidney disease due to other and unspecified causes340.45%256,627
44Nutritional deficienciesProtein-energy malnutrition330.44%249,079
45Digestive diseasesParalytic ileus and intestinal obstruction320.42%241,531
45NeoplasmsCervical cancer320.42%241,531
45NeoplasmsNon-Hodgkin's lymphoma320.42%241,531
48Cardiovascular diseasesOther cardiomyopathy310.41%233,984
48Digestive diseasesPeptic ulcer disease310.41%233,984
48Neonatal disordersNeonatal sepsis and other neonatal infections310.41%233,984
48NeoplasmsBrain and nervous system cancer310.41%233,984
52Cardiovascular diseasesRheumatic heart disease300.40%226,436
52NeoplasmsLiver cancer due to hepatitis C300.40%226,436
54Transport injuriesMotorcyclist road injuries290.38%218,888
55Other non-communicable diseasesUrinary tract infections270.36%203,792
56NeoplasmsBladder cancer260.34%196,244
57HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infectionsHIV/AIDS – Drug-susceptible Tuberculosis250.33%188,696
58Diabetes and kidney diseasesChronic kidney disease due to glomerulonephritis240.32%181,149
58NeoplasmsLip and oral cavity cancer240.32%181,149
60Substance use disordersAlcohol use disorders230.30%173,601
61Cardiovascular diseasesAortic aneurysm220.29%166,053
61NeoplasmsGallbladder and biliary tract cancer220.29%166,053
61NeoplasmsOvarian cancer220.29%166,053
61Self-harm and interpersonal violenceAssault by firearm220.29%166,053
65Other non-communicable diseasesOther congenital anomalies210.28%158,505
66Other infectious diseasesOther meningitis200.26%150,957
67Chronic respiratory diseasesInterstitial lung disease and pulmonary sarcoidosis190.25%143,409
67Digestive diseasesCirrhosis and other chronic liver diseases due to other causes190.25%143,409
67Other non-communicable diseasesEndocrine, metabolic, blood, and immune disorders190.25%143,409
70NeoplasmsKidney cancer180.24%135,861
70NeoplasmsOther leukaemia180.24%135,861
70Self-harm and interpersonal violenceAssault by other means180.24%135,861
73HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infectionsSyphilis170.22%128,314
73Neurological disordersEpilepsy170.22%128,314
73Self-harm and interpersonal violenceConflict and terrorism170.22%128,314
76Enteric infectionsTyphoid fever160.21%120,766
76NeoplasmsLarynx cancer160.21%120,766
76NeoplasmsLiver cancer due to alcohol use160.21%120,766
76Respiratory infections and tuberculosisMultidrug-resistant tuberculosis without extensive drug resistance160.21%120,766
76Unintentional injuriesAdverse effects of medical treatment160.21%120,766
76Unintentional injuriesFire, heat, and hot substances160.21%120,766
76Unintentional injuriesPulmonary aspiration and foreign body in airway160.21%120,766
83Digestive diseasesCirrhosis due to NASH150.20%113,218
83Digestive diseasesGallbladder and biliary diseases150.20%113,218
83Unintentional injuriesOther exposure to mechanical forces150.20%113,218
86Cardiovascular diseasesNon-rheumatic calcific aortic valve disease140.18%105,670
86NeoplasmsMultiple myeloma140.18%105,670
86NeoplasmsOther pharynx cancer140.18%105,670
86Other infectious diseasesMeasles140.18%105,670
86Other infectious diseasesWhooping cough (pertussis)140.18%105,670
86Substance use disordersOpioid use disorders140.18%105,670
92Digestive diseasesPancreatitis130.17%98,122
92Digestive diseasesVascular intestinal disorders130.17%98,122
92NeoplasmsAcute myeloid leukaemia130.17%98,122
92NeoplasmsMyelodysplastic, myeloproliferative, and other hematopoietic neoplasms130.17%98,122
96Digestive diseasesOther digestive diseases120.16%90,574
96Other infectious diseasesEncephalitis120.16%90,574
96Self-harm and interpersonal violenceAssault by sharp object120.16%90,574
96Transport injuriesOther transport injuries120.16%90,574
96Unintentional injuriesOther unintentional injuries120.16%90,574
101Cardiovascular diseasesAlcoholic cardiomyopathy110.15%83,026
101Cardiovascular diseasesEndocarditis110.15%83,026
101NeoplasmsUterine cancer110.15%83,026
101Other infectious diseasesAcute hepatitis B110.15%83,026
101Other infectious diseasesH influenzae type B meningitis110.15%83,026
101Other infectious diseasesOther unspecified infectious diseases110.15%83,026
107Cardiovascular diseasesPeripheral vascular disease100.13%75,479
107Musculoskeletal disordersOther musculoskeletal disorders100.13%75,479
109Diabetes and kidney diseasesChronic kidney disease due to diabetes mellitus type 190.12%67,931
109NeoplasmsNasopharynx cancer90.12%67,931
109Other non-communicable diseasesNeural tube defects90.12%67,931
109Transport injuriesCyclist road injuries90.12%67,931
109Unintentional injuriesVenomous animal contact90.12%67,931
114Enteric infectionsiNTS80.11%60,383
114NeoplasmsLiver cancer due to NASH80.11%60,383
114NeoplasmsLiver cancer due to other causes80.11%60,383
114NeoplasmsMalignant skin melanoma80.11%60,383
114NeoplasmsNon-melanoma skin cancer (squamous-cell carcinoma)80.11%60,383
114Other non-communicable diseasesDigestive congenital anomalies80.11%60,383
114Self-harm and interpersonal violenceSelf-harm by firearm80.11%60,383
114Skin and subcutaneous diseasesPyoderma80.11%60,383
122Chronic respiratory diseasesOther chronic respiratory diseases70.09%52,835
122Digestive diseasesGastritis and duodenitis70.09%52,835
122Neonatal disordersHemolytic disease and other neonatal jaundice70.09%52,835
122NeoplasmsAcute lymphoid leukaemia70.09%52,835
122Neurological disordersOther neurological disorders70.09%52,835
122Other non-communicable diseasesOther urinary diseases70.09%52,835
122Unintentional injuriesEnvironmental heat and cold exposure70.09%52,835
129Cardiovascular diseasesMyocarditis60.08%45,287
129Digestive diseasesAppendicitis60.08%45,287
129Digestive diseasesInguinal, femoral, and abdominal hernia60.08%45,287
129Musculoskeletal disordersRheumatoid arthritis60.08%45,287
129Other infectious diseasesPneumococcal meningitis60.08%45,287
129Other non-communicable diseasesOther hemoglobinopathies and hemolytic anaemias60.08%45,287
129Other non-communicable diseasesSudden infant death syndrome60.08%45,287
129Substance use disordersOther drug use disorders60.08%45,287
137Cardiovascular diseasesNon-rheumatic degenerative mitral valve disease50.07%37,739
137Digestive diseasesInflammatory bowel disease50.07%37,739
137Maternal disordersMaternal haemorrhage50.07%37,739
137Neglected tropical diseases and malariaDengue50.07%37,739
137NeoplasmsChronic lymphoid leukaemia50.07%37,739
137NeoplasmsThyroid cancer50.07%37,739
137Nutritional deficienciesOther nutritional deficiencies50.07%37,739
137Other infectious diseasesTetanus50.07%37,739
137Other non-communicable diseasesSickle cell disorders50.07%37,739
137Unintentional injuriesPoisoning by carbon monoxide50.07%37,739
137Unintentional injuriesPoisoning by other means50.07%37,739
148Maternal disordersIndirect maternal deaths40.05%30,191
148Maternal disordersMaternal hypertensive disorders40.05%30,191
148NeoplasmsHodgkin lymphoma40.05%30,191
148NeoplasmsMesothelioma40.05%30,191
148Neurological disordersMotor neuron disease40.05%30,191
148Other infectious diseasesMeningococcal infection40.05%30,191
148Other non-communicable diseasesDown's syndrome40.05%30,191
155Chronic respiratory diseasesPneumoconiosis30.04%22,644
155Enteric infectionsParatyphoid fever30.04%22,644
155HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infectionsHIV/AIDS – Multidrug-resistant Tuberculosis without extensive drug resistance30.04%22,644
155Maternal disordersMaternal sepsis and other pregnancy related infections (e.g. Postpartum infections)30.04%22,644
155Maternal disordersOther maternal disorders30.04%22,644
155NeoplasmsChronic myeloid leukaemia30.04%22,644
155Neurological disordersMultiple sclerosis30.04%22,644
155Other infectious diseasesAcute hepatitis A30.04%22,644
155Other non-communicable diseasesOther chromosomal abnormalities30.04%22,644
155Skin and subcutaneous diseasesDecubitus ulcer30.04%22,644
155Unintentional injuriesUnintentional firearm injuries30.04%22,644
166Maternal disordersMaternal abortive outcome20.03%15,096
166Maternal disordersMaternal obstructed labour and uterine rupture20.03%15,096
166Neglected tropical diseases and malariaOther neglected tropical diseases20.03%15,096
166Neglected tropical diseases and malariaRabies20.03%15,096
166Other infectious diseasesAcute hepatitis E20.03%15,096
166Other infectious diseasesVaricella (chickenpox) and herpes zoster (shingles)20.03%15,096
166Other non-communicable diseasesCongenital musculoskeletal and limb anomalies20.03%15,096
166Other non-communicable diseasesG6PD deficiency20.03%15,096
166Other non-communicable diseasesUrogenital congenital anomalies20.03%15,096
166Other non-communicable diseasesUrolithiasis (Kidney stone disease)20.03%15,096
166Respiratory infections and tuberculosisExtensively drug-resistant tuberculosis20.03%15,096
166Self-harm and interpersonal violenceExecutions and police conflict20.03%15,096
166Skin and subcutaneous diseasesCellulitis20.03%15,096
179Cardiovascular diseasesOther non-rheumatic valve diseases10.01%7,548
179Chronic respiratory diseasesSilicosis10.01%7,548
179Diabetes and kidney diseasesAcute glomerulonephritis10.01%7,548
179Maternal disordersEctopic pregnancy10.01%7,548
179Neglected tropical diseases and malariaChagas disease10.01%7,548
179Neglected tropical diseases and malariaSchistosomiasis10.01%7,548
179Neglected tropical diseases and malariaVisceral leishmaniasis10.01%7,548
179Neglected tropical diseases and malariaYellow fever10.01%7,548
179NeoplasmsOther benign and in situ neoplasms10.01%7,548
179NeoplasmsTesticular cancer10.01%7,548
179Other infectious diseasesDiphtheria10.01%7,548
179Other non-communicable diseasesOrofacial clefts10.01%7,548
179Other non-communicable diseasesOther gynecological diseases10.01%7,548
179Other non-communicable diseasesThalassemias10.01%7,548
179Respiratory infections and tuberculosisUpper respiratory infections10.01%7,548
179Skin and subcutaneous diseasesOther skin and subcutaneous diseases10.01%7,548
179Substance use disordersAmphetamine use disorders10.01%7,548
179Substance use disordersCocaine use disorders10.01%7,548
179Transport injuriesOther road injuries10.01%7,548
179Unintentional injuriesExposure to forces of nature10.01%7,548
179Unintentional injuriesForeign body in other body part10.01%7,548
179Unintentional injuriesNon-venomous animal contact10.01%7,548
201Chronic respiratory diseasesAsbestosis00.00%0
201Chronic respiratory diseasesCoal workers pneumoconiosis00.00%0
201Chronic respiratory diseasesOther pneumoconiosis00.00%0
201Enteric infectionsOther intestinal infectious diseases00.00%0
201HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infectionsChlamydial infection00.00%0
201HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infectionsGonococcal infection00.00%0
201HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infectionsHIV/AIDS – Extensively drug-resistant Tuberculosis00.00%0
201HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infectionsOther sexually transmitted infections00.00%0
201Maternal disordersLate maternal deaths00.00%0
201Maternal disordersMaternal deaths aggravated by HIV/AIDS00.00%0
201Mental disordersAnorexia nervosa00.00%0
201Mental disordersBulimia nervosa00.00%0
201Neglected tropical diseases and malariaAfrican trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness)00.00%0
201Neglected tropical diseases and malariaAscariasis00.00%0
201Neglected tropical diseases and malariaCystic echinococcosis00.00%0
201Neglected tropical diseases and malariaEbola virus disease00.00%0
201Neglected tropical diseases and malariaZika virus disease00.00%0
201Other infectious diseasesAcute hepatitis C00.00%0
201Other non-communicable diseasesEndometriosis00.00%0
201Other non-communicable diseasesGenital prolapse00.00%0
201Other non-communicable diseasesPolycystic ovarian syndrome00.00%0
201Other non-communicable diseasesUterine fibroids00.00%0
201Respiratory infections and tuberculosisOtitis media00.00%0