Total Deaths

Deaths today Deaths this year
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166 552 60 791 627
26-09-2020 10:52:06

Top 20 death causes in the World 2020 live

Today This year
1 Coronary artery disease Coronary artery disease or Ischaemic heart disease.
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16.59 %
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2 Stroke Ischemic stroke (due to lack of blood flow) or Intracranial hemorrhage (hemorrhage in brain due to bleeding).
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10.16 %
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3 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a type of obstructive lung disease characterized by long-term poor airflow. Usually caused by tobacco smoking and air pollution.
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5.35 %
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4 Lower respiratory tract infection Lower respiratory tract infections are Bronchitis, Pneumonia, Influenza and Pertussis (or whooping cough).
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5.20 %
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including deaths
caused by covid-19
(as of Sep 04 2020)
864,618
5 Alzheimer disease and other dementias Dementia is a broad category of brain diseases that cause a decrease in the ability to think and remember.
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3.50 %
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6 Trachea, bronchus, lung cancers
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3.00 %
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7 Diabetes mellitus
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2.81 %
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8 Road injury A death caused by a road traffic accident.
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2.47 %
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9 Diarrhoeal diseases Diarrhea is the condition of having at least three loose or liquid bowel movements each day.
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2.43 %
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Today This year
10 Tuberculosis Tuberculosis is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Tuberculosis generally affects the lungs, but can also affect other parts of the body.
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2.27 %
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11 Cirrhosis of the liver Cirrhosis is a condition in which the liver does not function properly due to long-term damage. Cirrhosis is most commonly caused by alcohol, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
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2.21 %
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12 Kidney diseases
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2.07 %
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13 Preterm birth complications
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1.78 %
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14 HIV / AIDS Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).
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1.78 %
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15 Hypertensive heart disease Hypertensive heart disease refers to heart conditions caused by high blood pressure.
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1.58 %
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16 Liver cancer
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1.46 %
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17 Colorectal cancer The development of cancer from the colon or rectum.
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1.40 %
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18 Suicide
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1.40 %
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19 Stomach cancer
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1.34 %
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20 Birth asphyxia and birth trauma
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1.19 %
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The TOP-20 covers almost 70% of total deaths occurring in the World every day.

Sources:

1. All the data at this webpage are estimates based on "WHO: CAUSE-SPECIFIC MORTALITY, estimates 2016" external link

except:

2. Deaths caused by COVID-19 or Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-Cov-2) reported by WHO external link (last update Sep 04 2020)