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 Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 05:59 AM 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 twenty countries with the highest absolute daily 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.


Yesterday's data (7/8/2020)
New Cases: 45,305
Deaths: 1,254

The first case of COVID-19 in Brazil was reported 132 days ago on 2/25/2020. Yesterday, the country reported 45,305 new confirmed cases and 1,254 deaths.


Yesterday's data (7/8/2020)
New Cases: 6,258
Deaths: 895

The first case of COVID-19 in Mexico was reported 130 days ago on 2/27/2020. Yesterday, the country reported 6,258 new confirmed cases and 895 deaths.


Yesterday's data (7/8/2020)
New Cases: 60,021
Deaths: 1,195

The first case of COVID-19 in US was reported 167 days ago on 1/21/2020. Yesterday, the country reported 60,021 new confirmed cases and 1,195 deaths.


Yesterday's data (7/8/2020)
New Cases: 22,753
Deaths: 483

The first case of COVID-19 in India was reported 159 days ago on 1/29/2020. Yesterday, the country reported 22,753 new confirmed cases and 483 deaths.


Yesterday's data (7/8/2020)
New Cases: 3,575
Deaths: 180

The first case of COVID-19 in Peru was reported 123 days ago on 3/5/2020. Yesterday, the country reported 3,575 new confirmed cases and 180 deaths.


Yesterday's data (7/8/2020)
New Cases: 6,363
Deaths: 198

The first case of COVID-19 in Russia was reported 158 days ago on 1/30/2020. Yesterday, the country reported 6,363 new confirmed cases and 198 deaths.


Yesterday's data (7/8/2020)
New Cases: 2,637
Deaths: 200

The first case of COVID-19 in Iran was reported 139 days ago on 2/18/2020. Yesterday, the country reported 2,637 new confirmed cases and 200 deaths.


Yesterday's data (7/8/2020)
New Cases: 2,869
Deaths: 147

The first case of COVID-19 in Colombia was reported 123 days ago on 3/5/2020. Yesterday, the country reported 2,869 new confirmed cases and 147 deaths.

South Africa

Yesterday's data (7/8/2020)
New Cases: 10,134
Deaths: 192

The first case of COVID-19 in South Africa was reported 124 days ago on 3/4/2020. Yesterday, the country reported 10,134 new confirmed cases and 192 deaths.


Yesterday's data (7/8/2020)
New Cases: 2,462
Deaths: 50

The first case of COVID-19 in Chile was reported 126 days ago on 3/2/2020. Yesterday, the country reported 2,462 new confirmed cases and 50 deaths.