Graphs day 19, pandemic day 25, day 96 since the first cases were diagnosed. COVID-19 has now reached even the distant Falkland Islands. The worldwide graph just keeps increasing, and now more than 64,000 people have died.
Comparing rates in different countries
The good news comes from the graph of case rates in different countries. It wasn’t clear before, but today we can definitely see that the case rate is decreasing in France, Belgium, and even Spain.
And we can maybe see the same downturn happening in the United Kingdom and the United States. Maybe. If it’s there, it’s a little clearer in the graph with equivalent starting points:
Cases, deaths, and country populations come from the datasets of the European Centers for Disease Control’s Coronavirus Source Data site (download the CSV file at “all four metrics”), and I hope you find my Excel template useful for creating your own graphs.
Hopefully more good news tomorrow, and hopefully every day after that until this pandemic is over.