COST Action CA18218


COVID-19 has affected many countries in Europe in beyond. There is currently a growing interest to quantify the disease burden of COVID-19, in order to measure its population health impact and compare it to other diseases.

On this page, we aim to compile burden of disease resources specifically focussed on COVID-19.

DALY calculations for COVID-19  peer-reviewed

Nurchis MC, Pascucci D, Sapienza M, Villani L, D’Ambrosio F, Castrini F, Specchia ML, Laurenti P, Damiani G. Impact of the burden of COVID-19 in Italy: Results of Disability-Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) and productivity loss. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020;17:4233. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17124233

Jo MW, Go DS, Kim R, Lee SW, Ock M, Kim YE, Oh IH, Yoon SJ, Park H. The burden of disease due to COVID-19 in Korea using Disability-Adjusted Life Years. J Korean Med Sci. 2020;35(21):e199. doi: 10.3346/jkms.2020.35.e199

DALY calculations for COVID-19 non peer-reviewed

Mohanty SK, Dubey M, Mishra US, Sahoo U. Impact of COVID-19 attributable deaths on longevity, premature mortality and DALY: Estimates of USA, Italy, Sweden and Germany. medRxiv. July 07, 2020. doi: 10.1101/2020.07.06.20147009

Mohanty SK, Sahoo U, Mishra US, Dubey M. Age pattern of premature mortality under varying scenarios of COVID-19 infection in India. medRxiv. June 12, 2020. doi: 10.1101/2020.06.11.20128587

Bell D, Schultz Hansen K, Kiragga AN, Kambugu A, Kissa J, Mbonye AK. COVID-19 in Uganda: Predicting the impact of the disease and public health response on disease burden. medRxiv. June 10, 2020. doi: 10.1101/2020.05.14.20102202

Feys F, Brokken S, De Peuter S. Risk-benefit and cost-utility analysis for COVID-19 lockdown in Belgium: the impact on mental health and wellbeing. PsyArXiv. May 22, 2020. doi: 10.31234/

Khan S. Can we estimate the Disability Adjusted Life-Years (DALYs) for COVID-19 yet?

Methods and context

Wyper GM, Assunção RM, Cuschieri S, Devleeschauwer B, Fletcher E, Haagsma JA, Hilderink H, Idavain J, Lesnik T, Von der Lippe E, Majdan M, Santric-Milicevic M, Pallari E, Peñalvo JL, Pires SM, Plass D, Santos JV, Stockton DL, Thomsen ST, Grant I. Population vulnerability to COVID-19 in Europe: a burden of disease analysis. Arch Public Health. 2020;78:47. doi: 10.1186/s13690-020-00433-y

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