Graphs day 55, pandemic day 61, day 132 since the first cases were diagnosed. The total number of cases worldwide has passed four million, meaning it’s time for a new scale on the graph.
Current worldwide deaths: 282,244
It turns out the highest case rate in the world (excluding micro-countries like San Marino) is Qatar. So I expanded the Europe map to include Qatar:
The fascinating thing is that, while Qatar has a very high case rate, they have a very low death rate. Here’s the same map but for death rate:
The case fatality rate in Qatar is only 0.1 percent. I suspect the reason for this is that Qatar is testing the everloving flip out of the entire country, so they are catching more mild cases than other countries are. Deeper in the data I have measures of testing by country, so we can test this hypothesis.
I have also added Qatar to the tracking of cases and deaths by day. Qatar is purple in these graphs. Comparing the graph of cases and deaths makes the situation in Qatar particularly striking.
Cases per million people since mid-February:
and deaths per million people, same scale and colors:
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.