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Rank   Countries  Amount 
# 1     Mexico: 223 deaths 
# 2     Thailand: 171 deaths 
# 3     South Africa: 150 deaths 
# 4     Brazil: 132 deaths 
# 5     Romania: 75 deaths 
# 6     Colombia: 71 deaths 
# 7     Cuba: 70 deaths 
# 8     Peru: 68 deaths 
# 9     United States: 50 deaths 
= 10     Panama: 17 deaths 
= 10     Poland: 17 deaths 
= 12     Argentina: 13 deaths 
= 12     Venezuela: 13 deaths 
# 14     Moldova: 11 deaths 
# 15     Spain: 7 deaths 
= 16     Paraguay: 6 deaths 
= 16     Japan: 6 deaths 
= 18     Uruguay: 5 deaths 
= 18     Slovakia: 5 deaths 
= 18     Korea, South: 5 deaths 
= 18     Ecuador: 5 deaths 
= 18     Kyrgyzstan: 5 deaths 
= 23     Lithuania: 4 deaths 
= 23     El Salvador: 4 deaths 
= 25     Australia: 3 deaths 
= 25     Canada: 3 deaths 
= 25     Nicaragua: 3 deaths 
= 28     Germany: 2 deaths 
= 28     Hungary: 2 deaths 
= 28     Chile: 2 deaths 
= 28     Croatia: 2 deaths 
= 28     Denmark: 2 deaths 
= 28     Sweden: 2 deaths 
= 28     Latvia: 2 deaths 
= 35     Finland: 1 deaths 
= 35     Dominican Republic: 1 deaths 
= 35     Estonia: 1 deaths 
= 35     Barbados: 1 deaths 
= 35     Georgia: 1 deaths 
= 35     Puerto Rico: 1 deaths 
= 35     Czech Republic: 1 deaths 
= 35     Norway: 1 deaths 
= 35     Egypt: 1 deaths 
= 35     Netherlands: 1 deaths 
= 35     Costa Rica: 1 deaths 
= 35     Luxembourg: 1 deaths 
= 35     Austria: 1 deaths 
= 35     Kuwait: 1 deaths 
= 35     Slovenia: 1 deaths 
Total: 1,171 deaths  
Weighted average: 23.9 deaths  

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