Daily COVID-19 data update XXXVII

Graphs day 37, pandemic day 43, day 114 since the first cases were diagnosed. Remember that map I was promising? BOOM!

I don’t know what this map tells us, except that I should keep an eye on Iceland. It’s also hard to tell the difference between different countries with this colorbar – so many just look purple. I’ll try some other choices.

I’ll keep exploring and let you know what I find. I’ll also write a guide explaining how you can use the SciServer website to make a map like this yourself.

Meanwhile I’m still making the usual graphs and counts. Sadly, we’re up to nearly 2,600,000 cases and more than 180,000 deaths. But the good news, maybe, is that the graph of global cases is starting to flatten out. Compare the most recent point to the previous few points.

On the national level, the same patterns continue. Someone asked how China was looking, so I returned them to today’s graph. They’re the nearly flat pink line waaaaaay at the bottom.

I didn’t include China on the graph of progress of the epidemic because it throws off the scale for reading the rest of the countries. Here is that graph:

In terms of deaths per million people, the U.S. has now passed Switzerland:

a full week earlier in the course of its epidemic than Switzerland’s:

Coming tomorrow: more MAPS!

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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