Daily COVID-19 data update LXXIV

With so much other news, it’s easy to forget that today is graphs day 74, pandemic day 80, day 151 since the first cases were diagnosed. I’ve got plenty to say about the murder of George Floyd and the urban vandalism that followed, and I’ll say some of it on my regular Monday-Wednesday-Friday schedule.

Total cases of COVID-19 diagnosed worldwide: 5,899,866

Total deaths: 364,891

Two weeks ago, I had predicted that we would hit 400,000 deaths on Monday June 1st, and six million cases next Thursday, June 4th. It looks like the predictions will be behind schedule on the former and ahead of schedule on the latter. We could hit six million as early as tomorrow.

Today’s cases and deaths per country are presented as usual on maps, and in graphs using the new Big Ten Countries: The United States, The United Kingdom, Russia, Sweden, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Chile, Peru, and Belarus. Today is an even-numbered day, so we’ll look at the progress of the epidemic on equal scales in each country.

Cases per million people by country

Deaths per million people by country

If you want to try any of this analysis for yourself, you can get the data that I used to make these graphs from the European Centers for Disease Control’s Coronavirus Source Data; choose “all four metrics.” You are welcome to use my Excel template (version 3.3). I’d love to see what you can build with it, and I’m happy to help you figure it out!

Update tomorrow, and every day after that until this pandemic comes to an end.

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