Pandemic State of Play

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

At the start od the pandemic, 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 2020. The data are available from Johns Hopkins University and replicated here. To compare countries, it is best look at both cumulative cases and daily increases, both in levels and in per capita terms.

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

 

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

 

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

 

new cases per day, per million
Daily increase in confirmed cases - per million population - 7 day average - top countries   (data)
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: 03 Dec 2020
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