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.


Yesterday's data (5/14/2021)
New Cases: 343,144
Deaths: 4,000

The first case of COVID-19 in India was reported 469 days ago on 1/30/2020. Yesterday, the country reported 343,144 new confirmed cases and 4,000 deaths.


Yesterday's data (5/14/2021)
New Cases: 74,592
Deaths: 2,383

The first case of COVID-19 in Brazil was reported 442 days ago on 2/26/2020. Yesterday, the country reported 74,592 new confirmed cases and 2,383 deaths.

United States

Yesterday's data (5/14/2021)
New Cases: 38,087
Deaths: 802

The first case of COVID-19 in United States was reported 477 days ago on 1/22/2020. Yesterday, the country reported 38,087 new confirmed cases and 802 deaths.


Yesterday's data (5/14/2021)
New Cases: 26,531
Deaths: 447

The first case of COVID-19 in Argentina was reported 436 days ago on 3/3/2020. Yesterday, the country reported 26,531 new confirmed cases and 447 deaths.


Yesterday's data (5/14/2021)
New Cases: 19,160
Deaths: 499

The first case of COVID-19 in Colombia was reported 433 days ago on 3/6/2020. Yesterday, the country reported 19,160 new confirmed cases and 499 deaths.


Yesterday's data (5/14/2021)
New Cases: 19,461
Deaths: 131

The first case of COVID-19 in France was reported 475 days ago on 1/24/2020. Yesterday, the country reported 19,461 new confirmed cases and 131 deaths.


Yesterday's data (5/14/2021)
New Cases: 14,246
Deaths: 297

The first case of COVID-19 in Iran was reported 449 days ago on 2/19/2020. Yesterday, the country reported 14,246 new confirmed cases and 297 deaths.


Yesterday's data (5/14/2021)
New Cases: 11,534
Deaths: 238

The first case of COVID-19 in Turkey was reported 428 days ago on 3/11/2020. Yesterday, the country reported 11,534 new confirmed cases and 238 deaths.


Yesterday's data (5/14/2021)
New Cases: 13,631
Deaths: 402

The first case of COVID-19 in Germany was reported 472 days ago on 1/27/2020. Yesterday, the country reported 13,631 new confirmed cases and 402 deaths.


Yesterday's data (5/14/2021)
New Cases: 8,842
Deaths: 214

The first case of COVID-19 in Nepal was reported 474 days ago on 1/25/2020. Yesterday, the country reported 8,842 new confirmed cases and 214 deaths.

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This page was last updated on Friday, May 14, 2021 at 06:00 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.