Some good news, maybe? (Daily COVID-19 data update CVII)

Graphs day 107, pandemic day 114, day 184 since the first cases were diagnosed. Quick update of the global data today. There are many advantages to using the JHU COVID-19 dashboard data, but the disadvantage is that it’s one day behind, so the data you will see goes up to July 1st.

Total cases of COVID-19 diagnosed worldwide: 10,694,060

Total deaths: 516,210

Worldwide cases and deaths

The number of cases reported worldwide every day just keeps going up up up:

Cases of COVID-19 reported each day worldwide. The blue line is the actual reported number of cases; the red line is the smoothed number of cases (10-day moving average smoothing), showing the overall trend. Click for a larger version.

I’m not showing the cumulative deaths plot today, because I’m sometimes afraid I’m overwhelming you with plots. But deaths keep going up too. My original prediction said we would hit 600,000 deaths worldwide three weeks from today, on July 23rd. Now it looks like it could be Monday, July 20th.

The global case fatality rate now is now at 4.8 percent, down from where it was a month ago. Unfortunately, this does not mean that we are getting better at treating COVID-19. We’re not. It simply means that COVID-19 is spreading among younger populations who are a bit more likely to survive, and live on with major health problems.

Cases and deaths by country

No changes in our usual four categories of countries today, but there are some countries we’re keeping an eye on, and if they continue on their current trajectories over the weekend, I might move the move them into another category.

Countries where COVID-19 was quickly contained

Usual graph style for all today’s graphs: each country is color-coded and labeled, labels include total deaths per million people from the beginning, label sizes and line thicknesses represent the case fatality rate.

Countries that quickly contained their COVID-19 epidemics (click for a larger version)

There’s a hint of an uptick in cases over the past week in Japan and Australia, but they’re both still under three cases per million people. That certainly still counts as quickly contained.

Countries where COVID-19 is now under control

Countries where COVID-19 is currently under control (click for a larger version)

Maybe a hint of an uptick in France today, but we’ve got a long way until cases in any of these European countries get close to the levels we’re seeing in other countries.

Countries that are headed in the right direction(-ish)

Same graph style as before, with the addition of the “Qatar-scale inset” going from 0 to 700 cases per million people.

Countries where newly-reported cases per million people are steady or decreasing (click for a larger version)

Cases in the United Kingdom are still going down, but they stubbornly refuse to fall below 10 cases per million people. On the other end is Saudi Arabia, which seems to be getting worse.

Countries where the epidemic is getting worse

Chile is still displayed on the Qatar scale, but they’re back down to 200.3 cases per million people. They’ll be back on the main scale soon.

Countries where the epidemic is still getting worse (click for a larger version)

Chile definitely counts as headed in the right direction. If they stay that way through the weekend, they’ll move to the Headed in the Right Direction category. It also looks like Mexico might be getting better. On the other end, the U.S. is looking worse than ever.

Want to try out some of these graphs for yourself? You can get the data that I used to make the country graphs from Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) COVID-19 data site. Click on csse_covid_19_data, then on csse_covid_19_time_series, then download all the CSV files. Or clone the whole repository in GitHub.

You are welcome and encouraged to use my Excel templates. They’re now at version 5, and I have two separate templates: a global data template and a U.S. state data template.

Update tomorrow, and every day after that until this pandemic comes to an end or I lose my mind.

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