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Data analysis

Coronavirus trend: The pandemic is far from over

While the first countries are easing their lockdowns, others report more and more new cases every day. Data for the global picture shows: The pandemic is far from over. DW has the latest statistics.

These charts and this article are updated every Friday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. UTC/GMT. Last updated: July 10th, 2020.

Whats 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 reported zero new cases both this week (past seven days) and the week before.  

Currently, that is the case for 19 out of 209 countries and territories. 

Data visualization: Covid-19 global case numbers trend - calendar week 28

Please note: The number of newly reported cases highly depends on a country’s ability to conduct tests and its strategy for administering tests.

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

The situation has not improved. 

Data visualization: Covid-19 global case numbers trend - all weeks until calendar week 28


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 country-wide spread – in the past 14 days, countries and territories classify as follows: 

More than twice as many new cases this week as last week: 

  • Asia: Mongolia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Vietnam 
  • Africa: Congo, Djibouti, Eswatini, Ghana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Tunisia, Zimbabwe 
  • Americas: US Virgin Islands 
  • Europe: Estonia, Jersey, Latvia, Slovakia 
  • Oceania: Australia 

More new cases this week than last week:  

  • Asia: Afghanistan, Armenia, China, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Maldives, Oman, Palestinian territories, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan 
  • Africa: Algeria, Burundi, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Libya, Malawi, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia 
  • Americas: Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Sint Maarten (Dutch part), United States of America, Venezuela 
  • Europe: Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Faroe Islands, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom 
  • Oceania: Fiji 

About the same number of new cases in both weeks (no change or plus/minus seven cases): 

  • Asia: Bhutan, Cyprus, Malaysia, Myanmar, South Korea, Thailand 
  • Africa: Burkina Faso, Chad, Gambia, Liberia, Niger, Sao Tome and Principe, Sudan 
  • Americas: Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago 
  • Europe: Gibraltar, Malta, Monaco 
  • Oceania: New Zealand 

Fewer new cases this week than last week: 

  • Asia: Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Nepal, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkey, Yemen 
  • Africa: Angola, Botswana, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Gabon, Mauritania, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan 
  • Americas: Brazil, Canada, Chile, Ecuador, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Suriname, Uruguay 
  • Europe: Belarus, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Moldova, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden 
  • Oceania: Guam 

Less than half as many new cases as last week 

  • Asia: Cambodia, Kazakhstan 
  • Africa: Benin, Comoros, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Mali, Togo, Western Sahara 
  • Americas: Cayman Islands, Curacao, Paraguay, Saint Lucia, Turks and Caicos islands 
  • Europe: Finland 
  • Oceania: French Polynesia, Northern Mariana Islands 

Zero new cases this week as well as last week:         

  • Asia: Brunei Darussalam, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Timor Leste 
  • Africa: Tanzania 
  • Americas: Anguilla, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands (Malvinas), Greenland, Grenada, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 
  • Europe: Andorra, Guernsey, Holy See, Isle of Man 
  • Oceania: New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea 


These charts and this article are updated every Friday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. (UTC/GMT). 

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 Lisa Charlotte Rost’s work. 


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