Maps & Trends

New Cases of COVID-19 In World Countries

Has the curve flattened?

Countries around the world are working to “flatten the curve” of the coronavirus pandemic. Flattening the curve involves reducing the number of new COVID-19 cases from one day to the next. This helps prevent healthcare systems from becoming overwhelmed. When a country has fewer new COVID-19 cases emerging today than it did on a previous day, that’s a sign that the country is flattening the curve.

On a trend line of total cases, a flattened curve looks how it sounds: flat. On the charts on this page, which show new cases per day, a flattened curve will show a downward trend in the number of daily new cases.

This analysis uses a 5-day moving average to visualize the number of new COVID-19 cases and calculate the rate of change. This is calculated for each day by averaging the values of that day, the two days before, and the two next days. This approach helps prevent major events (such as a change in reporting methods) from skewing the data. The interactive charts below show the daily number of new cases for the 10 most affected countries, based on the reported number of deaths by COVID-19 per 100,000 population and having more than 1 million inhabitants.

This page was last updated on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 11:45 PM EDT.

Daily confirmed new cases (5-day moving average)

Outbreak evolution for the current 10 most affected countries

Belgium

New cases confirmed each day (5-day-average)

down

The first case of COVID-19 in Belgium was reported 114 days ago on 2/3/2020. Since then, the country has reported 57,849 cases, and 9,388 deaths.

Spain

New cases confirmed each day (5-day-average)

up

The first case of COVID-19 in Spain was reported 117 days ago on 1/31/2020. Since then, the country has reported 237,906 cases, and 27,119 deaths.

United Kingdom

New cases confirmed each day (5-day-average)

down

The first case of COVID-19 in United Kingdom was reported 118 days ago on 1/30/2020. Since then, the country has reported 270,508 cases, and 37,919 deaths.

Italy

New cases confirmed each day (5-day-average)

down

The first case of COVID-19 in Italy was reported 118 days ago on 1/30/2020. Since then, the country has reported 231,732 cases, and 33,142 deaths.

France

New cases confirmed each day (5-day-average)

up

The first case of COVID-19 in France was reported 125 days ago on 1/23/2020. Since then, the country has reported 186,364 cases, and 28,665 deaths.

Sweden

New cases confirmed each day (5-day-average)

up

The first case of COVID-19 in Sweden was reported 118 days ago on 1/30/2020. Since then, the country has reported 35,727 cases, and 4,266 deaths.

Netherlands

New cases confirmed each day (5-day-average)

up

The first case of COVID-19 in Netherlands was reported 91 days ago on 2/26/2020. Since then, the country has reported 46,152 cases, and 5,922 deaths.

Ireland

New cases confirmed each day (5-day-average)

down

The first case of COVID-19 in Ireland was reported 89 days ago on 2/28/2020. Since then, the country has reported 24,841 cases, and 1,639 deaths.

US

New cases confirmed each day (5-day-average)

down

The first case of COVID-19 in US was reported 126 days ago on 1/22/2020. Since then, the country has reported 1,721,753 cases, and 101,616 deaths.

Switzerland

New cases confirmed each day (5-day-average)

down

The first case of COVID-19 in Switzerland was reported 93 days ago on 2/24/2020. Since then, the country has reported 30,796 cases, and 1,919 deaths.