US has world’s most COVID-19 deaths and cases — but is not worst per capita

The United States still has the world’s highest COVID-19 death toll — with more than 222,000 succumbing to the virus — but we rank ninth among nations in deaths per capita, a new count finds.

Eight other countries are seeing higher deaths per one million population, the Daily Mail noted Thursday.

Peru has the worst COVID-19 death rate, with 1,029 deaths per million; Belgium is second with 905.

Belgium is followed by Bolivia, Brazil, Spain, Chile and Ecuador, which all have death rates in the 700-per-millions.

Mexico is the seventh deadliest country for COVID-19, with 677 deaths per million.

The U.S. coronavirus mortality rate is currently 671 per million, just higher than the rate in the U.K., which is 650 per million.

Similarly, the U.S. has the highest total confirmed infections — 8.3 million to date — in the world. But seven other countries have higher infections per capita, the Mail noted.

Bahrain leads the world in per capita infections, with 46,372 cases per 1 million people.

The small Persian Gulf nation is followed by Qatar, Israel, Panama, Kuwait, Peru and Chile. The U.S. is next down the list, with 25,184 cases per one million.

Still, six states are seeing record numbers of coronavirus deaths — Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Kansas, Hawaii and Wisconsin, The Mail reported.

As of Wednesday, 40,000 patients were hospitalized for COVID-19 across the country, the highest number since August.

Some 11,000 of those hospitalizations are in the Midwest, a record high for the region.

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