Pandemic State of Play

Based on daily JHU data on confimed cases of COVID-19 for the most affected countries.

The Age newspaper was giving a report every day on the infection count for the top six countries, in its Pandemic State of Play column. This stopped on 13 September. The data are available from Johns Hopkins University. To compare countries, it is best look at both cumulative cases and daily increases in per capita terms.

confirmed cases
Confirmed cases - top countries (thousands)
See longer time period and more countries (not in top eight by cases) at ourworldindata.org

 

confirmed cases per million
Confirmed cases - top countries - per million
See longer time period and more countries (not in top eight by cases) at ourworldindata.org

 

new cases per day
Confirmed cases - daily increase (thousands) - 7 day average - top countries
See longer time period and more countries (not in top eight by cases) at Johns Hopkins University

 

new cases per day, per million
Confirmed cases - daily increase - per million population - 7 day average - top countries
See longer time period and more countries at ourworldindata.org

Flat lines indicate extrapoloation and interpolation. On days when no new cases are reported, data has been smoothed. Note that there is a weekly cycle in case reporting. Original data from Johns Hopkins University.
For COVID-19 active cases by country see Revised Worldometer data
Last updated: 25 Feb 2020
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