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Pakistan had most COVID-19 cases and deaths per million in South Asia

According to recent stats, out of the three largest South Asian countries with regards to population, Pakistan is considered to have the highest COVID-19 cases and deaths per million people.

Pakistan ranks number one in terms of ‘number of confirmed cases‘ with regards to it’s population, which is later followed by Bangladesh and India, according to ‘Our World in Data,’ a collaborative effort by researchers at the University of Oxford and the non-profit Global Change Data Lab.

As per the chart, on May 20 Pakistan had 207 cases per million in the country. Bangladesh had 152 and India has 77 positive tests per million.

In terms of deaths per million, again Pakistan leads with 0.21 deaths per million on May 20, followed closely by Bangladesh 0.13 and India 0.10.

However, the dashboard notes that the number of confirmed cases is lower than the number of total cases. The main reason for this is limited testing in some countries.

Earlier this month, Pakistan began slowing easing its three-week lockdown to allow some industries and economic sectors to open up, following tight protocols.


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