COVID-19 True Statistics As Of Today

Since January, media around the world has increasingly been fixated on China’s latest version of the coronavirus (COVID-19). This week the World Health Organization finally decided to call the spread of the disease for what it is, a pandemic. Many individuals feel that the WHO should have pulled the trigger much earlier.

Governments around the world are taking measures to protect their citizens by canceling flights and closing their boarders to travelers from the most infected countries, such as China. Even Canada, which has kept an open boarder policy during the outbreak and who’s Prime Minister’s wife brought the COVID-19 back with her on her last trip has finally begun to take more urgent action. Well, actually it’s the specific provinces, rather than the federal government that are trying the most to protect their residents.

But, has is it too late to stop the spread?… or as some believe, is it an over-reaction to a new version of the flu. Just what actions are merited by the actual facts of COVID-19?

Decide for yourself. Below are the current deaths attributed to COVID-19 compared to other causes of death.

The number of deaths due to COVID-19 versus other causes in 2020 as of 4:54pm EST today (March 14, 2020):

Coronavirus COVID-19: 5815

Coronary Artery Disease: 1,903,241

Stroke: 1,356,548

Lower Respiratory Tract Infection: 693,549

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: 689,132

Trachea, Bronchus, Lung Cancers: 368,306

Diabetes Mellitus: 344,637

Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias: 335,180

Diarrhoeal Diseases: 301,810

Tuberculosis: 298,497

Road Injury: 291,749

Cirrhosis of the Liver: 252,612

Kidney Diseases: 245, 496

HIV/AIDS: 230,283

Preterm Birth Complications: 230,038

Preterm Birth Complications: 230,038

Hypertensive Heart Disease: 204,764

Liver Cancer: 171,271

Suicide: 171,271

Colorectal Cancer: 168,204

Stomach Cancer: 163,787

Birth Asphyxia and Birth Trauma: 150,291

Numbers based on WHO: Cause-Specific Mortality

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