Daily COVID-19 data update XXXIV

Graphs day 34, pandemic day 40, day 111 since the first cases were diagnosed. I missed yesterday’s post, so this is data update XXXIII and data update XXXIV. More than 2.3 million people have been diagnosed with COVID-19, and nearly 165,000 have died.

By popular request, Switzerland has returned to today’s graphs, in their traditional shade of… orange? I tried to make my colors roughly flag-based, but there are too many red and white flags.

Switzerland seems to offer some very encouraging news, as more than any other country on the graph its cases appear to be leveling off. France is leveling off as well, although the trouble with France is that its case fatality rate of 18 percent is the highest of any country on the graph. Linear growth continues in Belgium, the United States, and the United Kingdom.

The continuing linear growth of cases in the U.S. is especially clear when looking at the cases per capita since the “start of the local epidemic,” defined here as the number of days since the case rate reached 1 in 1,000,000. Compare the United States to Italy and the United Kingdom to France.

When looking at number of deaths per million people, the United States is nearly caught up to Switzerland:

…and is ahead of where Switzerland was at this point in the epidemic:

I’ve made some progress on the maps, but they’re not quite ready yet. France is fixed, but I can’t seem to find the data for the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, or Turkmenistan. Czech back here tomorrow!

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; here is an updated version (version 2.3).

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

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