The following tables are obtained from data provided by Worldometer.
The obvious ranking is by number of cases. The United States of America is on top.
Except for Brazil, all of the top 20 countries lie north of the Tropic of Cancer. These countries are in the Northern Hemisphere, which currently is in the Winter/Spring season.
A significant number of people are indeed recovering.
The above three lists, however, are both absolute numbers. To gain further insight, one should really consider the population in each country to have a better handle of the density of these cases and deaths. Here is the list for number of cases per million people.
|Country||Total Cases/1M pop|
|Isle of Man||1,635|
It does not bode well that the United States of America is not in the above list although it has the highest number of confirmed cases. The question of adequate testing is also important so here is a table that shows the top 20 countries in testing.
|Country||Cases||Total Cases/1M pop||Total Tests/1M pop|
|Isle of Man||139||1,635||19,263|
Faeroe Islands seems to have done the most extensive testing. It has tested 10 percent of its population. With this extensive testing, the infection rate in Faeroe Islands stands at 0.37 percent. The highest infection rate in this table of countries that have done testing on a significant fraction of its population is San Marino (which is near Italy) and its infection rate is 0.78 percent. We know that in the Diamond Princess cruise ship, a 20 percent infection was observed so could it be that the ceiling in open land is only 1 percent? Possibly.
After we get through these times, there will be lots of data to study. We could certainly learn a lesson or two from these numbers.