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Data analysis

Coronavirus trend: The pandemic is far from over

Most countries are reporting more and more new COVID-19 cases every day, and data for the global picture shows that the pandemic is far from over. DW's weekly statistics update.

These charts and this article are updated every Friday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. UTC. Last updated: November 27, 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 have reported no new cases for four weeks in a row.  

Currently, that is the case for six out of 212 countries and territories. 

Data visualization: COVID-19 global new case numbers trend - calendar week 48

Please note: The number of newly reported cases highly depends on a country's ability to conduct tests and its strategy for administering tests. Additionally, some countries have been criticized for not accurately reporting case numbers.

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

The situation has deteriorated: 115 countries have reported more cases in the past two weeks, compared to the previous 14 days.

Data visualization: COVID-19 global new case numbers trend - until calendar week 48

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 countrywide spread — in the past 28 days, countries and territories classify as follows:

Data visualization: COVID-19 global new case numbers trend - map calendar week 48

More than twice as many new cases:

  • Asia: Azerbaijan, Mongolia, Palestinian territories, South Korea, Turkey, Yemen
  • Africa: Cameroon, Congo, Eritrea, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Sudan, Sudan, Zimbabwe
  • Americas: Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Curacao, Grenada, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos islands
  • Europe: Serbia
  • Oceania: Fiji, Papua New Guinea

More new cases:

  • Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, Cyprus, Georgia, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Syria, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam
  • Africa: Algeria, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Chad, Cote dIvoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Malawi, Mauritania, Mauritius, Namibia, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, South Africa, Uganda
  • Americas: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Greenland, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Sint Maarten (Dutch part), United States of America, US Virgin Islands, Uruguay
  • Europe: Albania, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Jersey, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, North Macedonia, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Sweden, Ukraine
  • Oceania: Australia, New Zealand

About the same number of new cases (no change or plus/minus 2%): 

  • Asia: Qatar, Tajikistan Africa: Central African Republic, Gambia, Morocco, Nigeria
  • Americas: Chile, Honduras
  • Europe: Faroe Islands, Germany, Italy, Montenegro, Slovenia
  • Oceania: New Caledonia

Fewer new cases: 

  • Asia: Armenia, Bahrain, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Iraq, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Nepal, Oman, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan, Uzbekistan
  • Africa: Angola, Benin, Burundi, Cape Verde, Comoros, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Libya, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Togo, Tunisia, Zambia
  • Americas: Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Falkland Islands (Malvinas), Nicaragua, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela
  • Europe: Andorra, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Gibraltar, Ireland, Isle of Man, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom
  • Oceania: French Polynesia, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands

Less than half as many new cases:

  • Africa: Djibouti, Madagascar, Somalia
  • Americas: Dominica
  • Europe: Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Guernsey, Iceland, Monaco

Zero new cases:

  • Asia: Timor Leste
  • Africa: Tanzania, Western Sahara
  • Americas: British Virgin Islands, Montserrat
  • Europe: Vatican


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: 
The charts in this article were inspired by the work of Lisa Charlotte Rost of Datawrapper.

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