Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Update: Chronology of a Pandemic

April 5 2020

Since 31 December 2019, when the WHO was informed about the first cases in Wuhan, China, more than 1.1 million people are confirmed to have contracted COVID-19 (Coronavirus) from the SARS-CoV-2 virus and more than 62,000 died (all figures last updated 05 April 2020).

All the below maps rely on data included in the situation reports provided by the WHO, with further adjustments and corrections that we have documented in the data sheet that can be downloaded from the individual Covid-19 map pages in our map archive where we keep the most recent map of each theme. We have now also created a map animation of the spread of reported cases of the disease which you find here: Map animation: COVID-19’s spread across the world
It is important to keep in mind that the picture provided here reflects the situation as it is reported by the individual national health authorities. Case numbers have throughout the course of the pandemic believed to be higher than the reported cases, while the unknown figures may vary significantly between countries. This can – amongst other issues (including political ones) – partly be explained through different testing strategies.

STATUS UPDATE 05 April 2020

As of today, a total of 1,133,758 people have been confirmed to have (or have had) contracted COVID-19. 62,784 people have died (all figures last updated 05 April 2020). There are now cases of Covid-19 on all continents, in 211 countries/territories.
The highest number of cases is recorded now in the United States of America (273,808), followed by Spain (124,736), Italy (124,632), Germany (91,214), China (82,930), and France (67,757). Spain overtook Italy as the country with most infections in Europe and Germany joined the other three countries with more infections than China.

Accumulated Coronavirus cases as of 05 April 2020

Accumulated Coronavirus cases as of 05 April 2020

Italy has still the highest number of reported deaths (15,362), closely followed by Spain (11,744), then France (7,546), USA (7,020), United Kingdom (4,313) and Iran (3,452). There are now 61 territories with no recorded deaths yet, meaning that there are 150 territories where people have died.

Accumulated Coronavirus deaths as of 05 April 2020

Accumulated Coronavirus deaths as of 05 April 2020

Highest per capita cases are often found in states with smaller populations where testing may lead to more detected cases. The highest number of reported cases per 100,000 people is found in Vatican (865), San Marino (736), Andorra (603), Luxembourg (436), Iceland (415) and the Faroe Islands (370). Of states with higher case numbers (1000 or more), Spain has the highest relative number (267 per 100,000 people), followed by Switzerland (237), Italy (206), Belgium (159) and Austria (131). The following cartogram shows the reported Coronavirus cases (per 100,000 people) as of 05.04.2020 on an equal-population projection:

Reported Coronavirus cases (per 100,000 people) as of 05.04.2020

Reported Coronavirus cases (per 100,000 people) as of 05.04.2020

The highest mortality rates are found in Botswana and Gambia with 25% (one out of four reported patients died there), followed by some (mostly African) states with few cases. Six countries have a mortality of 20% or higher and 22 countries of 10% and higher.

Of the larger countries with reported cases in the thousands, Italy has the highest reported mortality rate (12.3%) followed by France (11.1%), United Kingdom (10.3%), the Netherlands (9.9%) and Spain (9.4%). China has a mortality rate of 4%. Of the countries with many reported cases, Germany and United States have a considerably lower mortality rates (1.5% and 2.6% deaths of all reported cases).  The following cartogram shows Coronavirus mortality (% deaths per reported cases) as of 05.04.2020 on an equal-population projection:

Coronavirus mortality (% deaths per reported cases) as of 05.04.2020

Coronavirus mortality (% deaths per reported cases) as of 05.04.2020

Mortality is dependent on many factors, including the demography (older patients are more likely to die) and the healthcare system (such as availability of intensive care). Data availability and quality also play an important part in these highly variable statistics, with the number of unreported cases being believed to be quite considerable in some countries.

STATUS UPDATE 01 April 2020

As of today, a total of 823,626 people have been confirmed to be or have contracted COVID-19. 40,598 people have died (all figures last updated 01 April 2020). There are now cases of Covid-19 on all continents, in 208 countries/territories.
The highest number of cases is recorded now in the United States of America (163,199), followed by Italy  (105,792), Spain (94,417), China (82,631), Germany (67,366) and France (51,477).

Accumulated Coronavirus cases as of 01 April 2020

Accumulated Coronavirus cases as of 01 April 2020

Italy has the highest total number of deaths (12,430), followed by Spain (8,189), France (3,514), China (3,321) and Iran (2,898).

Accumulated Coronavirus deaths as of 01 April 2020

Accumulated Coronavirus deaths as of 01 April 2020

Highest per capita cases are often found in states with smaller populations where testing may lead to more detected cases. The highest number of reported cases per 100,000 people is found in Vatican (742), San Marino (695), Andorra (487), Luxembourg (348), Faroe Islands (346) and Iceland (333). Of states with higher case numbers (1000 or more), Spain has the highest relative number (202 per 100,000 people), followed by Switzerland (186), Italy (175), Austria (113) and Belgium (110). The following cartogram shows the reported Coronavirus cases (per 100,000 people) as of 01.04.2020 on an equal-population projection:

Reported Coronavirus cases (per 100,000 people) as of 01.04.2020

Reported Coronavirus cases (per 100,000 people) as of 01.04.2020

The highest mortality rates are found in Gambia with 33.3% (one out of three reported patients died there), followed by some (mostly African) states with few cases. Also a relatively high mortality is found in larger countries with few reported cases (such as Bangladesh, Iraq, or Indonesia, all between around 7 and 10%). Of the larger countries with reported cases in the thousands, Italy has the highest reported mortality rate (11.7%) followed by  Spain (8.7%), the Netherlands (8.2%) and the United Kingdom (7.1%). China has a mortality rate of 4%. Of the countries with many reported cases, Germany and United States have a considerably lower mortality rates (1.1% and 1.7% deaths of all reported cases). The following cartogram shows Coronavirus mortality (% deaths per reported cases) as of 01.04.2020 on an equal-population projection:

Coronavirus mortality (% deaths per reported cases) as of 01.04.2020

Coronavirus mortality (% deaths per reported cases) as of 01.04.2020

Mortality is dependent on many factors, including the demography (older patients are more likely to die) and the healthcare system (such as availability of intensive care). Data availability and quality also play an important part in these highly variable statistics, with the number of unreported cases being believed to be quite considerable in some countries.

 

STATUS UPDATE 29 March 2020
As of today, a total of 634,835 people have been confirmed to be or have contracted with COVID-19. 29,954 people have died (all figures last updated 29. March 2020). The following cartogram shows the total accumulated Coronavirus cases as of 29 March 2020:

Accumulated Coronavirus cases as of 29 March 2020

Coronavirus cases as of 29 March 2020

The highest number of cases is recorded now in the United States of America (103,321), followed by Italy  (92,427), Spain (77,248), Germany (52,547) and France (37,145). Italy has the highest total number of deaths (10,023), followed by Spain (5,690), China (3306) and Iran (2,517). The following cartogram shows the total accumulated Coronavirus deaths as of 29 March 2020:

Accumulated Coronavirus deaths as of 29 March 2020

Coronavirus deaths as of 29 March 2020

Highest per capita cases are often found in states with smaller populations where testing may lead to more detected cases. The highest number of reported cases per 100,000 people is found in San Marino (672), followed by Vatican (494), Andorra (415), Faroe Islands (317), Luxembourg (293) and Iceland (282). Of states with higher case numbers (1000 or more), Spain has the highest relative number (155 per 100,000 people), followed by Italy (153), Switzerland (152), Austria (92) and Belgium (79). The following cartogram shows the reported Coronavirus cases (per 100,000 people) as of 29.03.2020 on an equal-population projection:

Reported Coronavirus cases (per 100,000 people) as of 29.03.2020

Reported Coronavirus cases (per 100,000 people) as of 29.03.2020

The highest mortality rates are found in Gambia with 33.3% (one out of three reported patients died there), followed by small states with few cases. Also a relatively high mortality is found in larger countries with few reported cases (such as Bangladesh, Iraq, or Indonesia, all between around 8 and 9%). Of the larger countries with reported cases in the thousands, Italy has the highest reported mortality rate (10.8%) followed by  Spain (7.9%), Iran (7.1%),and the Netherlands (6.5%). China has a mortality rate of 4%. Of the countries with many reported cases, Germany and United States have a considerably lower mortality rates (0.7% and 1.6% deaths of all reported cases). The following cartogram shows Coronavirus mortality (% deaths per reported cases) as of 29.03.2020 on an equal-population projection:

Coronavirus mortality (% deaths per reported cases) as of 29.03.2020

Coronavirus mortality (% deaths per reported cases) as of 29.03.2020

Mortality is dependent on many factors, including the demography (older patients are more likely to die) and the healthcare system (such as availability of intensive care). Data availability and quality also play an important part in these highly variable statistics, with the number of unreported cases being believed to be quite considerable in some countries.

STATUS UPDATE 25 March 2020
As of today, 413,467 people were confirmed to be infected with COVID-19. 18,433 people have died.

Coronavirus cases 25 March 2020

Accumulated Coronavirus cases as of 25 March 2020

Outside of China, Italy has the highest number of cases (69,176) and deaths (6,820), followed by United States of America (42,164 cases, 471 deaths), Spain (39,673 cases, 2,696 deaths) and Germany (31,554 cases, 149 deaths). Italy has the highest total number of deaths, followed by China (3,287), Spain (2,696), Iran (1,934) and France (1,100).

Coronavirus Deaths 25 March 2020

Accumulated Coronavirus deaths as of 25 March 2020

STATUS UPDATE 24 March 2020
As of today, a total of 372,755 people have been confirmed to be or have contracted with COVID-19. 14,510 people have died (all figures last updated 24. March 2020).

Coronavirus cases 24 March 2020

Coronavirus cases as of 24 March 2020

Outside of China, Italy has the highest number of cases (63,927) and deaths (6,077), followed by United States of America (42,164 cases, 471 deaths), Spain (33,089 cases, 2,182 deaths) and Germany (29,212 cases, 126 deaths). Italy has the highest total number of deaths, followed by China (3,283), Spain (2,182), Iran (1,812) and France (860).

Coronavirus Deaths 24 March 2020

Coronavirus Deaths 24 March 2020

Highest per capita cases are often found in states with smaller populations where testing may lead to more detected cases. The highest number of reported cases per 100,000 people is found in San Marino (551), followed by Faroe Islands (241), Andorra (212), Iceland (182) and Luxembourg (140). Of states with higher case numbers (1000 or more), Italy has the highest relative number (106 per 100,000 people), followed by Switzerland (93), Spain (70), Austria (50) and Norway (44).

Covid-19/Coronavirus cases (per 100,000 people)

Reported Coronavirus cases (per 100,000 people) as of 24.03.2020

The highest mortality rates are found in Sudan and Zimbabwe with 50% (one out of two reported patients died there), followed by small (mostly island) states with few cases. Also relatively high mortality is found in larger countries with few reported cases (such as Bangladesh, Iraq, or Indonesia, all between around 8 and 9%). Of the larger countries with reported cases in the thousands, Italy has the highest reported mortality rate (9.5%) followed by Iran (7.9%), Spain (6.5%) and the United Kingdom (5%). China has a mortality rate of 4%. Of the countries with many reported cases, Germany and United States have a considerably lower mortality rates (0.4% and 1.1% deaths of all reported cases).

Covid-19/Coronavirus Mortality

Coronavirus mortality (% deaths per reported cases) as of 24.03.2020

Mortality is dependent on many factors, including the demography (older patients are more likely to die) and the healthcare system (such as availability of intensive care). Data availability and quality also play an important part in these highly variable statistics, with the number of unreported cases being believed to be quite considerable in some countries.

STATUS UPDATE 23 March 2020
Since 31 December 2019, when the WHO was informed about the first cases in Wuhan, China, 332,930 people were confirmed to be infected by a new coronavirus (SARS-Cov-2), now also known as Covid-19. 14,510 have died from the virus.
Outside of China (81,601 cases) Italy has now the highest number of cases (59,138) and deaths (5,476), followed by United States of America (31,573 cases, 402 deaths), Spain (28,572 cases, 1,720 deaths) and Germany (24,774 cases, 94 deaths). Italy has the highest total number of deaths, followed by China (3,276), Spain (1,720), Iran (1,685) and France (674).

Coronavirus cases as of 23 March 2020

Coronavirus cases as of 23 March 2020

Small states/territories lead the list in cases per capita: San Marino with 445 per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Faroe Islands (235/100,000), Iceland (166/100,000), Andorra (146/100,000) and Luxembourg (127/100,000). Among the countries with the highest totals, Italy has 97 per 100,000 inhabitants, Spain 61, Iran 25, United States of America 10 and China 6.

Covid-19/Coronavirus cases (per 100,000 people)

Reported Coronavirus cases (per 100,000 people) as of 23.03.2020

Italy has the highest total number of deaths in all countries (5,476), followed by China (3,276), Spain (1,720), Iran (1,685) and France (674).

Coronavirus Deaths 23 March 2020

Coronavirus Deaths 23 March 2020

Data availability and quality play an important part in these highly variable statistics, with the number of unreported cases being believed to be quite considerable in some countries.

STATUS UPDATE 22 March 2020

More lockdowns and curfews are set in place, countries are urging their citizens to not travel anywhere, not abroad or even within the country. Citizens who are abroad at the moment are urged to make their way home as soon as possible, as more and more flight connections and airports are closing down.

More than half of all cases are now reported in Europe. The spread of the diseases has therefore now become clearly visible on a map that includes China.

Coronavirus cases 22 March 2020

Coronavirus cases as of 22 March 2020

Outside of China Italy has the highest number of cases (53578) and deaths (4827), followed by and Spain (24926 cases, 1326 deaths), Germany (21463 cases, 67 deaths) and Iran (20610 cases, 1556 deaths).
There are now cases of Covid-19 on all continents, but the maps show that Europe has become the epicentre of the pandemic.

Coronavirus cases outside China 22 March 2020

Coronavirus cases outside China as of 22 March 2020

STATUS UPDATE 17 March 2020

While the pandemic seems to be slowing down in China, with fewer and fewer reported cases every day, Europe and North America are in lockdown: Travel bans are put in place, borders are closed, the public life forced to a stand still. In most countries the schools are closed, only shops that sell the most necessary things (grocery stores and pharmacies) are supposed to be open. People are either forced to stay inside (like in Italy or Spain), need permits to be outside (like in France) or at least asked to stay home and not meet with anyone else. Social distancing in the new buzz word. There is not one strategy, it is more everyone for themselves. In many countries the numbers more than doubled from one day to the next, there are now more cases outside of China th4n inside and no end in sight.

Outside of China Italy has the highest number of cases (27,980) and deaths (2503 deaths), followed by Iran (14,991 cases, 853 deaths) and Spain (9191 cases, 309 deaths). At this rate, it will not take long for Italy to reach China’s death toll of 3231.

There are now cases of Covid-19 on all continents, but the maps show that Europe developed in the epicentre of the pandemic.

The following maps show the spreading of the diseases to territories outside of and including mainland China. The countries are proportional to the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases, most recent first.

Coronavirus cases outside China as of 17 March 2020

Coronavirus cases outside mainland China as of 17 March 2020

 

Coronavirus cases as of 17 March 2020

Coronavirus cases as of 17 March 2020

STATUS UPDATE 12 March 2020

Overall 118 countries/territories confirmed 125,048 cases. More than 80,000 of these are in China, the number of new cases reported outside of China (6,703) outnumbers the ones in China (26) by far. (last updated 12. March 2020). Outside of China there are most cases in Italy (12,462), the reason why the government ordered a lock-down of the entire country. Iran (9,000) is on third place globally, followed by South Korea (7,869). Denmark and Poland closed all schools and kindergartens for the next weeks, other countries are expected to follow. President Trump imposed a travel ban for Europeans travelling into the US from Schengen countries and also European countries are enforcing border controls.

Covid-19/Coronavirus cases outside China

Covid-19/Coronavirus cases outside China as of 12.03.2020

Covid-19/Coronavirus cases

Covid-19/Coronavirus cases as of 12.03.2020

STATUS UPDATE 08. March 2020

Overall more than 100 territories reported cases until today. Globally there are now 105 586 confirmed (3656 new) cases.  More than 80,000 of these are in China, the number of new cases outside of China (3610) outnumbers the ones in China (46) by far. (Date 08.03. 2020)
So far more than 3500 deaths (98 new) have been recorded, with 484 outside of China.

The following maps show the spreading of the diseases to territories outside of man including mainland China. The countries are proportional to the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases, most recent first.

Coronavirus outside of China

Coronavirus outside of China as of 08.03.2020

Coronavirus cases 08.03.2020

Coronavirus cases as of 08.03.2020

In relative terms, the one reported case in Vatican City leads to this territory having most cases per population (123.6 cases per 100,000 people) though this extreme figure is due to its very low population. A similar statement might be made about San Marino (79.6 per 100,000). These very small states are followed by South Korea (13.9/100,000) and Iceland (13.2/100,000). Of the states with the largest absolute cases, Italy (9.7), Iran (6.9) and China (5.6) are currently also among the higher-ranking countries in the per-capita statistics.

Covid-19/Coronavirus cases (per 100,000 people)

Coronavirus cases (per 100,000 people) as of 08.03.2020

STATUS UPDATE 04. March 2020

12 new member states – Andorra, Argentina, Chile, Jordan, Latvia, Morocco, Portugal, Poland, Ukraine, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, and Tunisia – reported cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. Globally there are now 93,090 confirmed cases (2223 new) in 76 countries. More than 80,000 of these are in China, the number of new cases outside of China (2103) outnumbers the ones in China (120) by far.
So far 2984 deaths (38 new) have been recorded, with 214 outside of China.

WHO from 04. March 2020

Coronavirus cases outside China as of 4 March 2020

Coronavirus cases outside China as of 4 March 2020

The proportion of cases becomes visible when we compare all cases on 22 February and on 4 March (below).

Coronavirus cases as of 22 February 2020

Coronavirus cases as of 22 February 2020

Coronavirus cases as of 4 March 2020

Coronavirus cases as of 4 March 2020

 

STATUS UPDATE 02. March 2020

Globally there are now 88,948 confirmed  cases (1804 new), more than 80,000 of these in China. The majority of the new cases though- 1598 out of the 1804 cases – have been recorded outside of China.  The WHO confirmed now cases in 64 countries, there have been 11 new countries since the last update: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Czechia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador,, Luxembourg, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland Monaco and Qatar. WHO from 02. March 2020

Coronavirus cases outside China 02 March 2020

Coronavirus cases outside China 02 March 2020

 

STATUS 29. February 2020

With ever more countries declaring coronavirus cases (Mexico and San Marino the latest ones) the three main clusters outside China remain South Korea (3,150 cases, 17 deaths), Iran (388 cases, 34 deaths) and Italy (888 cases, 21 deaths). Six patients died on the cruise ship Diamond Princess currently in quarantine in Japanese territorial waters. There are 705 cases in total on that cruise ship, coming from different nationalities. WHO counts these as ‘International conveyance’ and these are therefore not shown in this map unless they returned to their home countries.

According to the Situation Report from the WHO from 29.02. 2020, there now are 85,403 confirmed cases (1,753 new) in 53 countries. 2,838 deaths (47 new) were counted in China so far, and 86 deaths (19 new) outside of China. The WHO risk assessment upgraded the risk level to ‘very high’ also on regional and global level.

Coronavirus cases outside China as of 29 February 2020

Coronavirus cases outside China as of 29 February 2020

According to the WHOa novel coronavirus (CoV) is a new strain of coronavirus that has not been previously identified in humans. The new, or “novel” coronavirus, now called 2019-nCoV, had not previously detected before the outbreak was reported in Wuhan, China in December 2019.
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses found in both animals and humans. Some infect people and are known to cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

Previous data:

As of 23 February 2020 there were almost 75,000 cases confirmed in mainland China. Other cases in Asia included cases in , South Korea (602), Japan (132), Hong Kong (70), Taiwan (26) and Macao (10).
188 confirmed cases in South East Asia and Oceania, 118 in Europe and 23 in North America. Most of these cases are connected to a so-called ‘travel history to China’, but there is a growing number of confirmed cases with ‘confirmed transmission outside of China’ or ‘in the reporting countries’.
So far 2,460 people died of the disease, among those twenty died outside of mainland China: 5 in Iran, 5 in South Korea, 2 each in Italy and Hong Kong, 1 each in Japan, France, Taiwan and the Philippines. Two patients died on the cruise ship Diamond Princess currently in quarantine in Japanese territorial waters. There are 634 cases in total on that cruise ship, from different nationalities. WHO counts these as ‘International conveyance’.

Coronavirus cases outside China 230220

Coronavirus cases outside China as of 23. February 2020

As of 20 February 2020 there were almost 75,000 cases confirmed in mainland China. Other cases in Asia included cases in Japan (85), South Korea (104), Hong Kong (65), Taiwan (24) and Macao (10).
176 confirmed cases in South East Asia and Oceania, 45 in Europe and 23 in North America. Most of these cases are connected with a so-called ‘travel history to China’, but there is a growing number of confirmed cases with ‘confirmed transmission outside of China’
So far 2129 people died of the disease, among those eight died outside of China: 2 in Iran, and 1 each in South Korea, Japan, France and the Philippines. Two patients died on the cruise ship Diamond Princess currently in quarantine in Japanese territorial waters. There are 621 cases in total on that cruise ship, from different nationalities. WHO counts these as ‘International conveyance’.

Coronavirus cases outside China as of 23. February 2020

Coronavirus cases outside China as of 23. February 2020

As of 5 February 2020 there where 24,324 cases confirmed in mainland China (3,219 severe cases). Other cases in Asia included cases in Japan (33), South Korea (18), Hong Kong (18), Taiwan (11) and Macao (10).
86 confirmed cases in South East Asia and Oceania, 26 in Europe and 16 in North America. Most of these cases are connected with a so-called ‘travel history to China’, but there is a growing number of confirmed cases with ‘confirmed transmission outside of China’
So far 491 people died of the disease, the only death outside of China has occurred in the Philippines.

Corona virus cases outside of China as of 5. Feb 2020

Corona virus cases outside of China as of 5. February 2020

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