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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
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%):
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
Less than half as many new cases:
Africa: Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Lesotho, Malawi, South Sudan
Americas: Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada
Zero new cases:
Oceania: Marshall Islands,
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
The charts in this article were inspired by the work of Lisa Charlotte Rost.