Graphs day 80, pandemic day 86, day 157 since the first cases were diagnosed.
Total cases of COVID-19 diagnosed worldwide: 6,603,329
Total deaths: 391,732
Cases and deaths continue to grow at a steady rate. Cases continue to run ahead of my May 16th estimate (black line), and deaths continue to run behind.
No maps today, because another change to the ECDC schema once again broke my Python script. I should really figure out what to do about that. And 80 is an even-numbered day, so we’ll look at the rate of cases on an even scale, as days elapsed since the case rate reached 1 in 1,000,000.
Cases per million people by country
Chile is still in the lead for cases per million people, and cases there blew past 6,000 per million today. So I have had to rescale the graph again; it now runs from 0 to 7,000 cases per million. At the rate that cases in Chile are growing, I’ll probably need to rescale again soon.
Notice also the bumps in cases in both Sweden and Brazil.
Deaths per million people by country
Since I rescaled the vertical axis of cases to have a maximum of 7,000 per million, it made sense to rescale the vertical axis of deaths to a maximum of 700 per million.
Brazil and Peru had been trending close together, but Brazil has now opened a sizable lead. The rate of deaths in the U.S. is slowing down, and that is great news. Hopefully that trend will continue.
Want to try out some graphs 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.