Updating data for BRIICS for Covid19 pandemic through Week 17 of 2021 (current week):
Covering data through this week (week 17) of 2021 for world's most impacted countries.
First: most impacted countries by the rate of infections and by mortality:
BRIICS are now in a fully-developed Wave 4 of the pandemic, like much of the rest of the world. This is confirmed across both new case numbers and weekly deaths counts:
These are six largest emerging and middle income economies in the world, and their pandemic dynamics, in the end, hold the key to the global efforts on combating the spread of the disease. Not surprisingly, these countries account for three of the four main variants of the disease to-date. If anyone thinks that Europe and North America can effectively insulate themselves from what is happening in these countries, by any means other than attaining a sufficient and robust immunity through vaccinations, they really need to reflect hard on their rational thought capacity.
Updated tables for world's most impacted countries and regions below. Starting with the countries with the highest recognized levels of infections:
- Andorra, Montenegro and Czechia are top three countries in the world in terms of infections rates
- Gibraltar, Czechia and San Marino are top three countries in the world in terms of mortality rates
- Of larger countries, with population > 100 million, the U.S. is the only country featured on both lists, while Mexico is on the list of countries with highest mortality.
- There are 57 countries on the list as of Thursday last week.
- Across three metrics used (infections rate, deaths per capita and mortality rate per case), Hungary is rated the worst, followed by Belgium and Bulgaria. Czechia and Slovakia share the 4th and 5th places.
- The U.S. is ranked 3rd highest in the number of infections, in the 8th place in terms of highest deaths per 1 million of population and in the 32nd place in terms of deaths per 1,000 infections. Overall, the U.S. is ranked 8th worst country in terms of pandemic performance across the three metrics.
Notably, majority of the most impacted countries are, currently, in the process of developing, or already experiencing, a new wave of the pandemic.
As warned last month, BRIICS are now in a new wave of the pandemic, just like the rest of the world:
The new wave is worse than the previous one in terms of new weekly case counts and deaths. Brazil and India are leading the new cases pandemic, while Brazil leads in terms of deaths. Russia is relatively stable on deaths counts at highly elevated levels, while India death counts (highly suspicious in terms of low numbers throughout the entire 2021 so far) are now rising once again.
Table above shows summary of dynamics in current weekly cases and deaths relative to the prior 4 weeks average.
These numbers strongly indicate that risk of pandemic will continue to spill over across the world, with no country immune to the new wave developing, until reaching 'herd immunity' levels via immunizations, assuming no adverse mutations in the virus.