Graphs day 54, pandemic day 60, day 131 since the first cases were diagnosed. As of this morning’s data release, we haven’t quite hit four million diagnosed cases worldwide – but it’s the evening so we almost certainly have by now. That will require another graph rescaling, to be shown in tomorrow’s total worldwide cases graph.
More than 275,000 people have died of COVID-19. Numbers are hard to come by, but this appears that more people have been killed by COVID-19 than by Mexican drug cartels. Ever. Twice as many. (Source: Wikipedia, who got their numbers at least in part from this Washington Post article).
Skipping the maps for today and going straight to the graphs – it’s an even-numbered day, so here is the comparison of countries starting at equivalent points in their local epidemics.
Cases per million people:
It’s even more clear than yesterday the difference between countries where the rate of new cases has fallen to close to zero (e.g. Italy), countries where the number of cases continues at a steady rate (e.g. the United States), and countries where the rate of new cases continues to increase (e.g. Russia).
And deaths per million shows approximately the same trend:
As always, 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 (now at version 3.1); I’d love to see what you can build with it!
Update tomorrow-ish, and every day-ish after that until this pandemic is over.