Daily COVID-19 data update XXVI

Graphs day 26, pandemic day 32, day 103 since the first cases were diagnosed. COVID-19 has reached two more countries: São Tomé and Principe, and Yemen. More than 1.7 million people have been diagnosed and more than 100,000 have died.

Usual graphs ahoy!

Most likely Belgium will have passed Italy in total number of cases by tomorrow.

The same countries by days since the case rate reached 1 in 1,000,000:

And again, the U.S. tracks closely with Italy.

By popular request, this graph shows the number of deaths in each country. Belgium continues to worry me.

And when looking at deaths by days elapsed (same scale as in the case graph above), the U.S. continues to track Switzerland.

I underestimated the amount of by-hand finagling necessary to create these graphs in Excel. I’m extremely proud of the work I’ve done in Excel, because it’s a program familiar to and easily available for literally billions of people. But I think it’s time for a new approach. Stay tuned tomrorow.

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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