In fact, figures from Our World in Data shows that nearly 150,000 people die per day worldwide. Moreover, the report suggested that most deaths (48,742) are a result of cardiovascular disorder. Fatalities from cancer follow on the second number with around 26,000 deaths per day while deaths from respiratory infections, dementia, and digestive problems are also common.
Interestingly, deaths from terrorist attacks and natural disasters accumulated to very few deaths when compared to other causes.
Total Daily Deaths by Country
When calculated on a national level, China and India see more than 25,000 deaths per day due to their large populations. However, Russia sees over 34.7 daily deaths per million people each day and has the highest deaths proportional to its population.
The COVID-19 Deaths
Keeping these numbers in mind, it is hard to calculate the exact number of fatalities from the coronavirus. Nevertheless, it is clear that the daily deaths from COVID-19 have reached rates of 50% or higher than the historical average for periods of time.
And we can expect further destruction with time.
Infographic by: Visual Capitalist