Graphs day 20, pandemic day 26, day 97 since the first cases were diagnosed. More than 1.2 million people worldwide have been diagnosed with COVID-19, and more than 68,000 have died. The good news is that in all three of today’s graphs, it definitely looks like the exponential phase of growth is over pretty much everywhere. But the rate of cases and deaths is still growing, and this pandemic will still get worse before it gets better.
The most important thing I can say about these graphs is that they show that the curve is starting to flatten, and the curve is starting to flatten BECAUSE we are taking the right steps! Don’t stop now – keep isolating! We are starting to turn it around, but there is still a lot more work to do.
You can get the data yourself from the European Centers for Disease Control’s Coronavirus Source Data; choose “all four metrics.” You are welcome to use my Excel template to make your own graphs.
Update tomorrow, and every day after that until this pandemic is over.