Daily COVID-19 data update LVI

Graphs day 56, pandemic day 62, day 133 since the first cases were diagnosed.

Total cases diagnosed worldwide: 4,137,193

Current worldwide deaths: 285,760

Same maps and graphs this time. Things are changing slowly now.

Qatar continues to lead the world in diagnosed cases per million people. I still think those high numbers are due to testing rather than genuine case rates, but I haven’t had a chance to look at the data to prove or disprove that hypothesis. Belgium continues to lead the world in deaths per million people.

I’ve had some interesting discussions with people on whether these numbers can be believed. Of course all measurements come with uncertainty – but the data presented here is our best guess for the extent of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you choose not to believe the data, what do you think we should do instead? Give up? Let people die?

All we can do is to make the best decisions we can with the best data we have. This is the best data we have, and the decisions we are making are the best decisions we know how to make.

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.

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