Daily COVID-19 data update XVIII

Grapheration day 18, pandemic day 24, day 95 since Wuhan. COVID-19 has now reached even the distant Falkland Islands. Nearly 1.1 million people have been diagnosed, and more than 56,000 have died. The graph of worldwide cases and deaths keeps screaming on ahead.

Comparing rates in different countries

Once more unto the graph, dear friends, once more – cases of coronavirus over time in various countries from February 22nd to today. Same color scheme, and once again line thickness represents the case fatality rate in different countries, from Italy (12 percent) to Australia (0.4 percent). Except now, France has replaced Germany as the purple line.

Several people have asked what the graph would look like if we evened out the countries, and plotted them all with the same starting event. There are various choices for the starting event to plot, I chose the date on which the case rate reached one case in one million. Here’s what it looks like:

Usual disclaimers: I’m not an expert, I’m just a guy on the Internet who likes to make graphs of things. I hope I’ve shown you some ways you can look into COVID-19 data for yourself. You can find the data from the European Centers for Disease Control’s Coronavirus Source Data site (download the CSV file from the “Full dataset” link), and you are welcome to use my Excel template.

Update tomorrow, and every day until this pandemic is over.

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