Maps & Trends

Cumulative Cases

How is the outbreak growing?

Seeing the total number of cases over time, on a country-by-country basis, can illustrate how the pandemic is expanding. These charts show cumulative cases – for instance, the number of people who have ever tested positive for coronavirus in a given country, regardless of whether they have recovered. An upward bend in a curve can indicate either a time of explosive growth of coronavirus cases in a given country or a change in how cases are defined or counted. Comparing across countries can also show where the pandemic is growing most rapidly at any point in time.

This page was last updated on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 11:45 PM EDT.

Cumulative Cases By Days Since 50th Confirmed Case

Charting the outbreak day by day in each country allows us to see the succession of events as a global story. Because the epidemic began at different times in different countries, viewing each country’s curve from the same starting point can allow us to more easily compare countries. The starting point for this chart is the day on which the 50th case was confirmed in each country, with the trend lines following the number of days since that event. As with the graph above, use the dropdown menus to visualize confirmed cases or deaths (totals or per 100,000 population), and linear or logarithmic scale.

Cumulative Cases By Date

For the ten countries with the highest absolute number of deaths, the lines below show the cumulative number of cases or deaths reported in that country at each date in time. Use the two dropdown menus to see either confirmed cases or deaths (absolute numbers or per 100,000 population), and linear or logarithmic scales. Increases in deaths may happen two or more weeks after the corresponding increase in cases, but the number of deaths may be more reliable than confirmed cases because deaths are more likely to be accurately reported. The logarithmic scale helps visualize early exponential growth.



Belgium

Yesterday's data (5/28/2020)
New Cases: 257
Deaths: 24

The first case of COVID-19 in Belgium was reported 114 days ago on 2/3/2020. Yesterday, the country reported 257 new confirmed cases and 24 deaths.

Spain

Yesterday's data (5/28/2020)
New Cases: 1,647
Deaths: 2

The first case of COVID-19 in Spain was reported 117 days ago on 1/31/2020. Yesterday, the country reported 1,647 new confirmed cases and 2 deaths.

United Kingdom

Yesterday's data (5/28/2020)
New Cases: 1,889
Deaths: 377

The first case of COVID-19 in United Kingdom was reported 118 days ago on 1/30/2020. Yesterday, the country reported 1,889 new confirmed cases and 377 deaths.

Italy

Yesterday's data (5/28/2020)
New Cases: 593
Deaths: 70

The first case of COVID-19 in Italy was reported 118 days ago on 1/30/2020. Yesterday, the country reported 593 new confirmed cases and 70 deaths.

France

Yesterday's data (5/28/2020)
New Cases: 3,326
Deaths: 66

The first case of COVID-19 in France was reported 125 days ago on 1/23/2020. Yesterday, the country reported 3,326 new confirmed cases and 66 deaths.

Sweden

Yesterday's data (5/28/2020)
New Cases: 639
Deaths: 46

The first case of COVID-19 in Sweden was reported 118 days ago on 1/30/2020. Yesterday, the country reported 639 new confirmed cases and 46 deaths.

Netherlands

Yesterday's data (5/28/2020)
New Cases: 182
Deaths: 32

The first case of COVID-19 in Netherlands was reported 91 days ago on 2/26/2020. Yesterday, the country reported 182 new confirmed cases and 32 deaths.

Ireland

Yesterday's data (5/28/2020)
New Cases: 38
Deaths: 8

The first case of COVID-19 in Ireland was reported 89 days ago on 2/28/2020. Yesterday, the country reported 38 new confirmed cases and 8 deaths.

US

Yesterday's data (5/28/2020)
New Cases: 22,577
Deaths: 1,199

The first case of COVID-19 in US was reported 126 days ago on 1/22/2020. Yesterday, the country reported 22,577 new confirmed cases and 1,199 deaths.

Switzerland

Yesterday's data (5/28/2020)
New Cases: 20
Deaths: 2

The first case of COVID-19 in Switzerland was reported 93 days ago on 2/24/2020. Yesterday, the country reported 20 new confirmed cases and 2 deaths.