Weekly COVID-19 (Coronavirus) statistics and analysis flipbook

See our Coronavirus data Dashboard for individual country data.

COVID-19 statistics and cases around the World

COVID19: Global Map 20201028
COVID19: Europe US Cases 20201028
COVID19: Europe US Deaths 20201028


Victoria vs Europe

A few weeks ago I made the comparison between Ireland and Victoria due to their similarity in population size and looking at the effectiveness of Ireland’s lockdown. Now as Melbourne come out of restrictions Ireland have headed into their second strict lockdown. The most significant difference between Ireland and Victoria is that Ireland’s international borders have remained open. This is the greatest challenge across European countries as closing borders is unsustainable due to high density border populations and trade.

Although the graph below is not adjusted for population size it highlights the effectiveness of Victoria’s lockdown in contrast to the significant second wave happening in the UK.

While Melburnians are only now getting a since of freedom Londoners have been able to go to the pub throughout their second wave. 


More COVID-19 Statistics and Analysis

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Data sources

This is a list of some of the main data sources we use:

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ Probably the best source of the latest COVID-19 statistics

https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-the-hammer-and-the-dance-be9337092b56 Tomas Pueyo has written a number of very good summaries of the strategies to overcome coronavirus

https://www.capitaleconomics.com/the-economic-effects-of-the-coronavirus/ Good source of fast-moving China economic stats.

https://bnonews.com/index.php/2020/02/the-latest-coronavirus-cases/ If you want to be bombarded with every breaking news story, this is the place

https://ncov.dxy.cn/ncovh5/view/pneumonia  Faster than worldometers for Chinese data, but slower on rest of the world data. I don’t think China cases matter anymore.

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports I’m less enamoured of the WHO data now than I was at the start of the crisis. They are providing less information now than they were at the start of the crisis, and it sometimes contradicts country-level data.

https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6 The prettiest pictures, but one of the slower sites to update. I don’t find the charts that useful.

https://www.youtube.com/user/MEDCRAMvideos has a daily youtube wrap-up

https://www.youtube.com/user/ChrisMartensondotcom has a daily youtube wrap-up



Denise O’Sullivan is a data scientist at the Macrobusiness Fund, which is powered by Nucleus Wealth.



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  1. So much for herd immunity…

    More than 350,000 people in England have taken an antibody test as part of the REACT-2 study so far. The Imperial College London team found the number of people testing positive for antibodies has fallen by 26% between June and September. They say immunity appears to be fading and there is a risk of catching the virus multiple times.
    The news comes as figures from the Office for National Statistics show that the number of Covid-19 deaths in the UK rose by 60% in the week of 16 October. The ONS figures suggest there have now been more than 60,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK.