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The coronaviru­s pandemic is far from over

Most countries are reporting more new coronaviru­s infections. Global data indicates the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over. DW sums up the current situation in three charts.


These charts and this article are updated every Friday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. UTC. Last updated: April 9, 2021.

What's the current global trend?

The goal for all countries is to make it to the blue section of the chart and stay there. Countries and territorie­s in this section have reported no new cases for four weeks in a row.

Currently, that is the case for five out of 188 countries and territorie­s.

Please note: The number of newly reported cases highly depends on acountry's ability to conduct tests and its strategy for administer­ing tests. Additional­ly, some countries have been criticized for not accurately reporting case numbers.

How has the COVID-19 trend evolved over the past weeks?

The situation has slightly improved: 102 countries have reported more cases in the past two weeks, compared to the previous 14 days.

Wh at is th e cu rren t COVID-19 trend in my country?

Based on the newly reported case numbers — which can reflect local outbreaks as well as countrywid­e spread — in the

past 28 days, countries and territorie­s classify as follows:

More than twice as many new cases:

Asia: Afghanista­n, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Mongolia, Turkey

Africa: Central African Republic, Djibouti, Tunisia

Americas: Trinidad and Tobago

More new cases:

Asia: Armenia, Bahrain, Myanmar, Cambodia, Cyprus, Georgia, India, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Philippine­s, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor Leste, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Palestinia­n terri

tories, Yemen

Africa: Angola, Burundi, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Congo, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Togo, Uganda

Americas: Argentina, Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Guyana, Nicaragua, Peru, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela

Europe: Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovin­a, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Kosovo, Liechtenst­ein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherland­s, North Macedonia, Poland, San

Marino, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerlan­d, Ukraine

Oceania: Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands

About the same number of new cases (no change or plus/ minus 2%):

Asia: Kuwait

Africa: Comoros Americas: Paraguay Europe: Romania

Fewer new cases:

Asia: Brunei Darussalam, China, Indonesia, Jordan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Sri Lanka

Africa: Algeria, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Liberia, Libya,

Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Americas: Barbados, Brazil, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia

Europe: Albania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, United Kingdom

Oceania: Fiji

Less than half as many new cases:

Asia: Israel

Africa: Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Lesotho, Malawi, South Sudan

Americas: Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada

Europe: Malta

Zero new cases:

Asia: Tajikistan

Europe: Vatican

Oceania: Marshall Islands,

Samoa, Vanuatu

If you have questions regarding the analysis, please refer to the project's Github repository for code and methodolog­y. For feedback regarding the charts, please contact:

The charts in this article were inspired by the work of Lisa Charlotte Rost.

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Case numbers are still rising in many countries

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