Daily COVID-19 data update III

Remember how I said yesterday that the trend in the number COVID-19 cases in the U.S. was following the same path as Italy a few weeks ago?

Hahahahahaha psych, it looks like it’s spreading FASTER than in Italy.

Every day, the World Health Organization (WHO) publishes a daily update of the number of cases of COVID-19 worldwide, and the number of deaths.

Every day, I make graph of the data. We’ll be able to see, in real time, as the disease spreads and kills. Quickly.

Here is the graph of cases per day for selected countries. The United States is the blue dotted line. As you can see, we have passed France and South Korea, and we are rapidly approaching Spain and Iran.

and here is the graph of the number of deaths per day:

The inset graph is no longer necessary, because deaths in Italy have now surpassed deaths in China.

Here is a link to my Excel template for making that figure, if you would like to play with the data yourself. And please do – I’d love to see what you come up with!

Update tomorrow, and every day until WHO declares the pandemic over.

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