A Sad Puzzle: Which Five Countries Have the Highest Total COVID-19 Deaths?

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Keep in mind that this is naturally biased in favor of larger countries, and doesn't necessarily reflect the per capita death rate (which is of course the better measure of the impact of the disease on the nation). Only one of these five countries is in the top 5 by death rate, even if one sets aside tiny San Marino and Andorra.

Also, keep in mind that different countries may have different reporting practices, both in what counts as a COVID-19 death, and more generally in how many deaths are properly categorized and reported.

The answers are here.