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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.



US

Yesterday's data (5/18/2022)
New Cases: 112,487
Deaths: 347

The first case of COVID-19 in US was reported 846 days ago on 1/22/2020. Yesterday, the country reported 112,487 new confirmed cases and 347 deaths.

Taiwan*

Yesterday's data (5/18/2022)
New Cases: 65,802
Deaths: 38

The first case of COVID-19 in Taiwan* was reported 846 days ago on 1/22/2020. Yesterday, the country reported 65,802 new confirmed cases and 38 deaths.

Germany

Yesterday's data (5/18/2022)
New Cases: 72,051
Deaths: 174

The first case of COVID-19 in Germany was reported 841 days ago on 1/27/2020. Yesterday, the country reported 72,051 new confirmed cases and 174 deaths.

Australia

Yesterday's data (5/18/2022)
New Cases: 56,461
Deaths: 54

The first case of COVID-19 in Australia was reported 842 days ago on 1/26/2020. Yesterday, the country reported 56,461 new confirmed cases and 54 deaths.

Japan

Yesterday's data (5/18/2022)
New Cases: 36,795
Deaths: 39

The first case of COVID-19 in Japan was reported 846 days ago on 1/22/2020. Yesterday, the country reported 36,795 new confirmed cases and 39 deaths.

Italy

Yesterday's data (5/18/2022)
New Cases: 44,901
Deaths: 148

The first case of COVID-19 in Italy was reported 837 days ago on 1/31/2020. Yesterday, the country reported 44,901 new confirmed cases and 148 deaths.

France

Yesterday's data (5/18/2022)
New Cases: 43,727
Deaths: 90

The first case of COVID-19 in France was reported 844 days ago on 1/24/2020. Yesterday, the country reported 43,727 new confirmed cases and 90 deaths.

Korea, South

Yesterday's data (5/18/2022)
New Cases: 31,315
Deaths: 31

The first case of COVID-19 in Korea, South was reported 846 days ago on 1/22/2020. Yesterday, the country reported 31,315 new confirmed cases and 31 deaths.

Portugal

Yesterday's data (5/18/2022)
New Cases: 47,642
Deaths: 82

The first case of COVID-19 in Portugal was reported 806 days ago on 3/2/2020. Yesterday, the country reported 47,642 new confirmed cases and 82 deaths.

Spain

Yesterday's data (5/18/2022)
New Cases: 52,112
Deaths: 198

The first case of COVID-19 in Spain was reported 836 days ago on 2/1/2020. Yesterday, the country reported 52,112 new confirmed cases and 198 deaths.



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This page was last updated on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 06:02 AM EDT.

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.