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Coronavirus trend: The pandemic is far from over

While the first countries are easing their lockdowns, others are reporting more and more new cases every day. Data for the global picture shows the pandemic is far from over. DW has the latest statistics.

These charts and this article are updated every Friday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. UTC/GMT. Last updated: July 31, 2020.

What’s the current global trend? 

The goal for all countries is to make it to the blue part of the chart and stay there. Countries and territories in this section reported zero new cases both this week (past seven days) and the week before.  

Currently, that is the case for 16 out of 209 countries and territories. 

Data visualization: Covid-19 global new case numbers trend - calendar week 31

Please note: The number of newly reported cases highly depends on a country’s ability to conduct tests and its strategy for administering tests.

How has the Covid-19 trend evolved over the past weeks? 

The situation has deteriorated further: 106 countries report more cases this week than last week. 

Data visualization: Covid-19 global new case numbers trend - all weeks until calendar week 31

What is the current Covid-19 trend in my country? 

Based on the newly reported case numbers – which can reflect local outbreaks as well as country-wide spread – in the past 14 days, countries and territories classify as follows:

Data visualization: Covid-19 global new case numbers trend - map calendar week 31

More than twice as many new cases this week as last week: 

    

  • Asia: Cyprus, Maldives, Myanmar, Taiwan, Vietnam 
  • Africa: Comoros, Gambia, Lesotho, Morocco, Sao Tome and Principe, Uganda 
  • Americas: Antigua and Barbuda, Bermuda, Cuba, Sint Maarten (Dutch part), Trinidad and Tobago 
  • Europe: Andorra, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Malta, Norway 
  • Oceania: Northern Mariana Islands, Papua New Guinea 

  

More new cases this week than last week:      

  • Asia: China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan 
  • Africa: Algeria, Angola, Djibouti, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Senegal, South Sudan, Togo, Tunisia, Zambia, Zimbabwe 
  • Americas: Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Greenland, Grenada, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Suriname, United States of America, Venezuela 
  • Europe: Albania, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Jersey, Kosovo, Lithuania, Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland 
  • Oceania: Australia 

  

About the same number of new cases in both weeks (no change or plus/minus seven cases):       

  • Asia: Bhutan, Cambodia, Sri Lanka 
  • Africa: Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Guinea Bissau 
  • Americas: Aruba, Barbados, Belize, Curacao, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Turks and Caicos islands 
  • Europe: Gibraltar, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Monaco 
  • Oceania: Guam, New Zealand 

  

Fewer new cases this week than last week:       

  • Asia: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Oman, Pakistan, Palestinian territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, Thailand, Yemen 
  • Africa: Botswana, Cape Verde, Chad, Cote dIvoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Guinea, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa 
  • Americas: Bolivia, Canada, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, US Virgin Islands, Uruguay 
  • Europe: Austria, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Finland, Hungary, Luxembourg, North Macedonia, Portugal, Russia, Slovenia, Sweden, Ukraine, United Kingdom 

    

Less than half as many new cases as last week:      

  • Asia: Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia 
  • Africa: Benin, Central African Republic, Congo, Mauritania, Niger, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan 
  • Americas: Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 
  • Europe: San Marino 
  • Oceania: Fiji 

  

Zero new cases this week as well as last week:      

  • Asia: Brunei Darussalam, Timor Leste 
  • Africa: Equatorial Guinea, Tanzania, Western Sahara 
  • Americas: Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands (Malvinas), Saint Kitts and Nevis 
  • Europe: Guernsey, Holy See, Isle of Man 
  • Oceania: French Polynesia, New Caledonia

These charts and this article are updated every Friday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. (UTC/GMT). 

If you have questions regarding the analysis, please refer to the project’s github repository  for code and methodology. For feedback regarding the charts, please contact [email protected] 


The charts in this article were inspired by Lisa Charlotte Rost’s work. 

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