Maps & Trends

Cumulative Cases

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.

United States

Yesterday's data (3/4/2021)
New Cases: 64,682
Deaths: 2,360

The first case of COVID-19 in United States was reported 406 days ago on 1/22/2020. Yesterday, the country reported 64,682 new confirmed cases and 2,360 deaths.


Yesterday's data (3/4/2021)
New Cases: 71,704
Deaths: 1,910

The first case of COVID-19 in Brazil was reported 371 days ago on 2/26/2020. Yesterday, the country reported 71,704 new confirmed cases and 1,910 deaths.


Yesterday's data (3/4/2021)
New Cases: 26,903
Deaths: 322

The first case of COVID-19 in France was reported 404 days ago on 1/24/2020. Yesterday, the country reported 26,903 new confirmed cases and 322 deaths.


Yesterday's data (3/4/2021)
New Cases: 20,840
Deaths: 347

The first case of COVID-19 in Italy was reported 397 days ago on 1/31/2020. Yesterday, the country reported 20,840 new confirmed cases and 347 deaths.


Yesterday's data (3/4/2021)
New Cases: 0
Deaths: 0

The first case of COVID-19 in India was reported 398 days ago on 1/30/2020. Yesterday, the country reported 0 new confirmed cases and 0 deaths.


Yesterday's data (3/4/2021)
New Cases: 16,816
Deaths: 240

The first case of COVID-19 in Czechia was reported 367 days ago on 3/1/2020. Yesterday, the country reported 16,816 new confirmed cases and 240 deaths.


Yesterday's data (3/4/2021)
New Cases: 10,416
Deaths: 443

The first case of COVID-19 in Russia was reported 397 days ago on 1/31/2020. Yesterday, the country reported 10,416 new confirmed cases and 443 deaths.


Yesterday's data (3/4/2021)
New Cases: 15,698
Deaths: 352

The first case of COVID-19 in Poland was reported 364 days ago on 3/4/2020. Yesterday, the country reported 15,698 new confirmed cases and 352 deaths.


Yesterday's data (3/4/2021)
New Cases: 11,520
Deaths: 65

The first case of COVID-19 in Turkey was reported 357 days ago on 3/11/2020. Yesterday, the country reported 11,520 new confirmed cases and 65 deaths.


Yesterday's data (3/4/2021)
New Cases: 8,525
Deaths: 86

The first case of COVID-19 in Iran was reported 378 days ago on 2/19/2020. Yesterday, the country reported 8,525 new confirmed cases and 86 deaths.

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This page was last updated on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 03:00 AM EST.

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.