Deaths in rich countries have fallen while Brazil and India have become the new virus hotspots

High income

Upper-middle income

Low income

Lower-middle income

Italy faced Europe’s first lockdown as rich nations began to be hit hard by the first wave

Apr 2020

Brazil is the worst-hit upper-middle income country, with deaths remaining high since last summer

Jul

Mexico's average daily deaths have remained above 295 since June

Oct

Jan 2021

Rich nations such as the US are now vaccinating their way out of the pandemic

US

UK

Brazil

Apr

India’s death rate is soaring after relaxing restrictions

India’s death rate is now soaring in the face of relaxed restrictions and a new variant

Brazil is the worst-hit upper-middle income country, with deaths remaining high since last summer

Mexico's average rolling daily deaths have remained above 295 since the start of June

Low income

Apr 2020

Jul

Oct

Jan 2021

Apr

Mexico

Lower-middle

UK

Brazil

Upper-middle

High income

US

Italy implemented Europe’s first lockdown as rich nations began to be hit hard in the first wave

Despite effectively managing the first wave, Germany recorded high deaths in the second wave

Having recorded the most deaths in January, rich nations such as the US are now vaccinating their way out of the pandemic

India’s death rate is now soaring in the face of relaxed restrictions and a new variant

Brazil is the worst-hit upper-middle income country, with deaths remaining high since last summer

Mexico's average rolling daily deaths have remained above 295 since the start of June

Low income

Apr 2020

Jul

Oct

Jan 2021

Apr

Mexico

Lower-middle

UK

Brazil

Upper-middle

High income

US

Despite effectively managing the first wave, Germany recorded high deaths in the second wave

Having recorded the most deaths in January, rich nations such as the US are now vaccinating their way out of the pandemic

Italy implemented Europe’s first lockdown as rich nations began to be hit hard in the first wave