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 (1/19/2021)
New Cases: 137,885
Deaths: 1,381

The first case of COVID-19 in United States was reported 362 days ago on 1/22/2020. Yesterday, the country reported 137,885 new confirmed cases and 1,381 deaths.


Yesterday's data (1/19/2021)
New Cases: 23,671
Deaths: 452

The first case of COVID-19 in Brazil was reported 327 days ago on 2/26/2020. Yesterday, the country reported 23,671 new confirmed cases and 452 deaths.

United Kingdom

Yesterday's data (1/19/2021)
New Cases: 37,610
Deaths: 602

The first case of COVID-19 in United Kingdom was reported 353 days ago on 1/31/2020. Yesterday, the country reported 37,610 new confirmed cases and 602 deaths.


Yesterday's data (1/19/2021)
New Cases: 84,287
Deaths: 455

The first case of COVID-19 in Spain was reported 352 days ago on 2/1/2020. Yesterday, the country reported 84,287 new confirmed cases and 455 deaths.


Yesterday's data (1/19/2021)
New Cases: 22,509
Deaths: 458

The first case of COVID-19 in Russia was reported 353 days ago on 1/31/2020. Yesterday, the country reported 22,509 new confirmed cases and 458 deaths.


Yesterday's data (1/19/2021)
New Cases: 3,798
Deaths: 404

The first case of COVID-19 in France was reported 360 days ago on 1/24/2020. Yesterday, the country reported 3,798 new confirmed cases and 404 deaths.


Yesterday's data (1/19/2021)
New Cases: 14,719
Deaths: 373

The first case of COVID-19 in Colombia was reported 318 days ago on 3/6/2020. Yesterday, the country reported 14,719 new confirmed cases and 373 deaths.


Yesterday's data (1/19/2021)
New Cases: 9,253
Deaths: 362

The first case of COVID-19 in Germany was reported 357 days ago on 1/27/2020. Yesterday, the country reported 9,253 new confirmed cases and 362 deaths.


Yesterday's data (1/19/2021)
New Cases: 8,074
Deaths: 544

The first case of COVID-19 in Mexico was reported 325 days ago on 2/28/2020. Yesterday, the country reported 8,074 new confirmed cases and 544 deaths.


Yesterday's data (1/19/2021)
New Cases: 10,050
Deaths: 137

The first case of COVID-19 in India was reported 354 days ago on 1/30/2020. Yesterday, the country reported 10,050 new confirmed cases and 137 deaths.

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This page was last updated on Tuesday, January 19, 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.