I was curious as to whether the number of (alleged) Covid deaths correlated to population density and came up with a quick chart based on data from worldometers.info. The reason I did it was because I've often heard how we're the 'poor man of Europe' and my first thought was that being a highly densely populated country we would be bound to have higher death rates per capita.
Please note, I am skeptical about the data but I'm not attempting to debunk it here. This was just an exercise in curiosity and I'm sure a statistician could knock holes in it.
Anyway, the blue line shows deaths per one million population, in descending order.
The green line is the population density per square mile factored by the percentage of people classed as living in urban areas (to adjust for the much lower rates of contagion one might expect in rural areas). It conveniently shares the same scale as the deaths per one million but their relative positions don't matter, either of the lines could be higher or lower on the chart; it's just the trends I'm looking for.
The green trend line takes out the spikes of individual countries to produce an average of sorts.
Deaths per one million seem to correlate quite well with population density on average (green trend line), which doesn't surprise me but there are some interesting deviations. The Netherlands, Channel Islands, Luxembourg and Germany all have relatively high population densities and seem to have outperformed in terms of deaths per one million (although small countries such as Luxembourg and the Channel Islands can easily produce large deviations). Spain, Sweden and Ireland have comparatively low population densities so appear to have suffered disproportionately higher death rates. UK deaths seems to be in line with what one might expect compared to other countries.
I haven't gone any further in relating this to how or when lockdowns etc. were introduced in each country and probably won't. It just kept me busy for half-an-hour and I thought I'd share.