• February 28, 2024

Tracking The Spread Of The Outbreak : Goats and Soda : NPR

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At the end of January 2020, only a few dozen COVID-19 infections were detected outside of China. Now the virus has spread to all parts of the world. More than 100 million infections have been reported worldwide and the death toll is over 2 million, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins University.

The United States has far more COVID cases and deaths than any other country. India and Brazil have the second highest and third highest case numbers, respectively.

The table below provides a breakdown of the new and total cases since January 2020 by country.

Find out how the number of coronavirus cases has changed over time in different parts of the world. The first chart compares each continent, while the next chart highlights the number of cases in selected countries by region.

To compare country outbreaks, the graph below shows trend lines for average new daily cases and deaths versus country totals so far. This type of visualization shows the daily growth or decline of a state in relation to the total size of its outbreak.

When both the number of new and the total number of cases and deaths increase rapidly, the curves bend upward. As new cases and deaths slow down, the curves align or bend. In countries like Israel, where a second wave of fall growth has been recorded after a first wave in April, the line forms a V-shape as the initially curved curve comes to a point again.

Click here for the state breakdown of cases in the United States.

This story was originally published March 30, 2020.


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