The present article aims to analyze epidemiologic aspects of the novel coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) over different countries across the globe. While analyzing the overall spread of the disease, clusters of countries could be identified where the population adjusted number of cases and mortality rates were significantly different from the others. To draw a comparison over the countries at the same stage of infection, the nature and spread of the infection was evaluated at the 90 day of the pandemic for each country. It was observed that the countries with prevalent malarial transmission tended to have lesser population adjusted COVID-19 caseloads. It was further observed that high population coverage of the Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccination was negatively associated with population adjusted caseloads and mortality rates due to COVID-19. The present cross-sectional study is an attempt to bring in several social, economic and structural confounders into understanding of the nature and spread of this novel pandemic globally. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.