Daily COVID-19 data update XXIII

Graphs day 23, pandemic day 29, day 100 since the first cases were diagnosed. Nearly 1.5 million people worldwide have been diagnosed with COVID-19, and nearly 90,000 have died. Sadly, as the number of cases worldwide closes in on 1.5 million, we are close to another graph scale reset.

Here is our usual graph of the number of cases, with the line thickness representing the case fatality rate in that country. The case rate in the United States has now passed that in France.

Several people asked for the return of the graph of deaths by country. Here you go – in this graph, all lines have the same thickness:

As we had predicted would happen, the per capita deaths in Spain have exceeded those in Italy. Notice also how the line for Switzerland is so low and the line for France is so high.

Tomorrow I’ll make a plot of deaths by country with equivalent starting points, like I did for the plot of cases. Stay tuned.

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.

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