Weekly COVID-19 (Coronavirus) statistics and analysis flipbook

Please visit the Our World in Data  Coronavirus data Dashboard for individual country data.

COVID-19 statistics and cases around the World
















More COVID-19 Statistics and Analysis

See our latest blog posts or podcasts here. Please visit the Our World in Data  Coronavirus data Dashboard for individual country data.

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




  Radek Zeleny is a Senior Analyst at the Macrobusiness Fund, which is powered by Nucleus Wealth.



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  1. “We are just living with the virus from now on.”

    “”We won’t count cases and report them as news anymore.Only the ability of the health sector and deaths matter.”

    Lies #4506 and #4507 on the covid narrative.

  2. 92% vaccination rate among age 12+ in Victoria, and 1290 cases per day, which is about average for the last month or so.

  3. The rate by which Omicron has become 100% of new cases in South Africa is.. OMGWTFBBQ. According to South African authorities it is milder, however Britain sure isn’t treating it that way.

  4. Some data from Denmark, which is one of the best countries to follow right now.

    Since start of pandemic
    18910 hospitalisations
    548,000 cases
    = 3.45% hospitalisations

    Over past 100 days (ie post-vaccine but pre-omicron
    3403 hospitalisations
    205927 cases
    = hospitalisation rate of 1.65%

    Over past 10 days = omicron
    27 hospitalisations
    2471 cases
    = 1.09%.

    BUT omicron cases are increasing at a phenomenal rate. In S Africa, UK, Norway, Germany, Denmark.
    With Covid, there has generally been a 1-2 week lag between infection and hospital.
    Hospitalisation rate will increase (as a crude estimate, stop counting new cases and keep counting admissions for another 10 days). Hospitalisations could easily double from cases currently on the books.

    Another way to look at the lag. 7 days ago there were just 187 known cases in Denmark.

    Will know soon enough, but I’m not convinced this is going to be mild and nothing to worry about

    • Some catch COVID. Some die. Many are symptomatic. So much confusion in the data.
      Early on in Italy (June 2020) a followup study of contacts on infected people that themselves were infected about 73% of infections were asymptomatic in people under 60 years of age.
      In the UK recently (pre-omicron) about one third of infections were asymptomatic. It is more unlikely than like for someone that is asymptomatic to actually get tested. It is thus very likely that there are many more asymptomatic undiagnosed infections and that the proportion of asymptomatic infections may exceed one third of infections significantly.
      A large percentage of the population seem to be able to withstand the virus without any trouble.
      More effort should be invested in understanding why this is the case rather than just encouraging people to take more vaccines. So much of this pandemic and the response just does not make sense.
      Some places have had infection numbers fall after they opened up/ended lockdowns. Just an example.
      The average age of COVID deaths in both Australia (84)and the UK(82) are above pre-COVID(2019) life expectancy. Other countries very similar. You certainly could not have concluded this given the pandemic response so far. About 98% of deaths in those aged above 50. Make sure older people are vaccinated and figure out why so many are asymptomatic.

    • Yep.
      Even S Africa is still in that lag interval.
      Plus median age 27.
      Plus summer.

      Europe and N America could be in trouble.

  5. People that panic about covid, and are completely blasé about experimental vaccines and totalitarian control, need to be given separate spaces in the world to people who are rational about covid, and experimental vaccines, and totalitarian control, and the attendant risks to each, rather than just one of the above.

    By giving them separate lands and societies, we can asses empirically which is more sensible over time.
    I know where I’d rather live, enhanced covid risk or not.

    • alwaysanonMEMBER

      That is pretty much what has happened in the US – places like Florida with no restrictions and YOLO vs. places like New York City with full vax mandate and masking etc. People are self-selecting into different states with nearly opposite positions on this thing…