The truth about US coronavirus deaths: American fatalities per capita are lower than EIGHT European countries

US deaths are lower per million than eight European countries despite having the highest total number of deaths in the world. 
As of Wednesday morning, there had been 92,000 deaths across America - the highest reported number of any country in the world by far, and more than 1.5million cases.
Modelers are now predicting that another 4million will become infected by July 24 and that as many as 290,000 could die in total if social distancing isn't adhered to.  
But when weighing the death toll up against America's enormous population of around 328million, then comparing the per capita rate to other European countries, the US slips to number eight on the list of the worst affected countries. 
For every 1million residents, 280 have died from the virus in the US which is 0.028% of the population.  
That is less than half the rate in Belgium where 797 per 1million died (0.08% of the population), and Spain, where 594 per 1million have died (0.06%). 
Italy and the UK are third and fourth with death rates. In Italy, 0.05% of the population died and in the UK, the number is 0.053%. 
While the US has the highest number of deaths, its death per capita ratio is ninth in the list of worst impacted countries. Belgium tops the list 
Data compiled by Statistica on Wednesday shows how the US has performed a higher number of tests than any other country in the world. The UK has done the second highest number of tests and Italy has done the third highest
Data compiled by Statistica on Wednesday shows how the US has performed a higher number of tests than any other country in the world. The UK has done the second highest number of tests and Italy has done the third highest
The US leads the world in the total number of tests being done - it has done 12,647,099 so far - far more than any other county. Russia claims to be next, having done 7,500,000
The US leads the world in the total number of tests being done - it has done 12,647,099 so far - far more than any other county. Russia claims to be next, having done 7,500,000
The testing rates per capita however reveal that the US is the eighth best in the world because its population is so much larger than other countries. Spain has done the most per capita, followed by Portugal. The US still beats Germany, Canada and France 

France (0.04%) Sweden, (0.04%), the Netherlands (0.33%) and Ireland (0.32%) come next, before the US. 
But the population scale, while positive when examining the comparatively few deaths there have been in the US, also highlights how far behind the country is on testing. 
The US has carried out a higher number of tests than anywhere else. As of Wednesday morning, 12.67million had been done and 1.5million were positive. 
That impressive number shrinks when folding it into the country's population size. Only around 3 percent of the US population has been tested. 
Spain (6.5%), Portugal, (6.49%), Belgium (6.22%), Qatar (5.78%), Russia (5.14%), Italy (5.13%), the UK (4.09%), Switzerland (4.05%), and Belarus (3.97%) are all ahead.
It flies in the face of remarks from President Trump who said earlier this month that the US was testing at 'nearly double the rate of any other country'. 
The US still outperforms several other countries.  
The Netherlands has tested just 1.77 percent of its population and Sweden, according to the data, has tested just two percent of its population. 
Sweden drew criticism for its decision to stay open. It had a lower case count than many other European countries - potentially due in part to its comparatively low testing numbers - and it had a higher than average death toll.
The infection rate among those tested in America is around 12.4 percent. 
The death rate, when calculated as the percentage of those who test positive who die, is more than 6 percent. 
The true death rate is far lower because there are countless undetected, undiagnosed cases of the virus and have been for months. 
The numbers are all self-reported and in some countries, have been questioned. 
Russia, for example, reported suspiciously low case numbers and death counts for weeks despite sharing a border with China, where the virus originated. Now, the country is reporting 309,000 cases and 2,972 deaths from its population of 147million. 
For weeks, it was reporting having fewer cases than Luxembourg, a country with a population of just 628,000.  

It's unclear where China, where the virus originated, sits on the list of testing in the world's worst affected countries. 
Mexico, India, Pakistan, Brazil, Ecuador and Iran are among the worst but the Netherlands and Sweden were also lower than expected. 
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