Demographics of COVID-19


The demographics of COVID-19 are important for governments around the world as they look to minimise the impact of the virus on their country. Deaths have been concentrated in the older age category so the age structure of a population and how they are cared for is important.  Other factors also play a part in the number of deaths due to the virus; gender, ethnicity, blood group and the number of the population with relevant underlying conditions can all affect the severity of the disease.  In addition, environmental factors such as population density and the climate can also play a part.

The Demographic pages look at all of these factors in more detail.