By Donald Halsing, News Editor
By Kathleen Moore, Design Editor
|Week of 3/27/2020||Massachusetts||United States||World|
|Infection rateper 1,000||0.2667Or 0.03%||0.1653Or 0.02%||0.0382Or 0.004%|
|Death rate per infectionper 1,000||8.1610Or 0.8%||13.5346Or 1.4%||43.7595Or 4.4%|
|Death rate per capitaper 1,000||0.0022Or 0.0002%||0.0022Or 0.0002%||0.0017Or 0.0002%|
Top five cases by scope
|MassachusettsCases by county||United StatesCases by state||WorldCases by country|
|1. Middlesex (446)2. Suffolk (342)3. Norfolk (222)4. Essex (177)5. Worcester (129)||1. New York (26,358)2. New Jersey (3,675)3. California (2,511)4. Washington (2,460)5. Massachusetts (1,838)||1. China (81,498)2. Italy (53,578)3. Spain (24,926)4. Germany (21,463)5. Iran (20,610)|
Calculations were made using data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, World Health Organization, WCVB Channel 5 Boston, and the U.S. Census as of noon March 26.
About 4.4% of people who contracted COVID-19 worldwide have died.
Four thousandths of a percent of the world’s population has contracted the virus, and 0.0002% of the world has died from COVID-19.
In Massachusetts, almost 2,000 people have contracted the virus. Middlesex County has the highest number of cases in relation to all other counties.
Fewer than 1% of people in Massachusetts who contracted the virus died as a result.
In the United States, over 50,000 people have contracted COVID-19. The majority of cases are in New York state.
Fewer than 2% of people in the United States with Coronavirus have died from it.
Worldwide, almost 300,000 people have contracted COVID-19. China has the greatest number of cases.
Fewer than 5% of people around the world who had the virus died as a result.
The Gatepost will continue to monitor the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and publish a weekly analysis of the latest data.