Alliance for Pandemic Preparedness

March 25, 2020

Internationally lost COVID-19 cases



  • The authors analyze available COVID-19 case data against countries’ Healthcare Access and Quality Index (HAQ), determining significantly less reporting of cases in countries with a lower HAQ.
  • Findings suggest that countries with lower HAQs may either underreport or be unable to detect COVID-19 cases, which may sabotage efforts to contain the virus.

Lau et al. (March 14, 2020). Internationally lost COVID-19 cases. J Microbiol Immunol Infect.