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The coronaviru­s pandemic is far from over

Some countries are reporting more new coronaviru­s infections compared with the previous two weeks. Global data trends show that the coronaviru­s pandemic isn't over yet. DW sums up the current situation in three charts.


These charts and this article are updated every Friday between 1100 and 1300 UTC. Last updated: July 16, 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 seven 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 deteriorat­ed further: 106 countries have reported more cases in the past two weeks compared with 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 re

flect local outbreaks as well as the countrywid­e spread — in the past 28 days, countries and territorie­s classify as follows:

More than twice as many new cases:

Asia: Azerbaijan, Myanmar, Cyprus, Indonesia, Israel, Kazakhstan, Laos, Lebanon, Tajikistan, Vietnam

Africa: Eswatini, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Libya, Malawi, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Zimbabwe Americas: Barbados, Cuba Europe: Albania, Andorra, Belgium, Denmark, France, Greece, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherland­s, Spain, Switzerlan­d

Oceania: Australia, Fiji, New


More new cases:

Asia: Armenia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, South Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand, Uzbekistan

Africa: Algeria, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Comoros, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea, Lesotho, Madagascar, Niger, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Togo, Tunisia

Americas: Bahamas, Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Saint Lucia, United States of America

Europe: Austria, Belarus,

Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenst­ein, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Ukraine, United Kingdom

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

Asia: Turkey

Africa: Chad, Djibouti, Mali Americas: Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica

Europe: San Marino

Fewer new cases:

Asia: Afghanista­n, India, Kuwait, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Oman, Philippine­s, Qatar, Sri Lanka, Timor Leste, United Arab Emirates, Palestinia­n territorie­s, Yemen

Africa: Angola, Benin, Burundi, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Liberia, Mauritius, Namibia, Seychelles, South Sudan, Uganda, Zambia

Americas: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela

Europe: Bosnia and Herzegovin­a, Bulgaria, Hungary, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Sweden

Oceania: Papua New Guinea

Less than half as many new cases:

Asia: Bahrain, Syria, Taiwan Africa: Central African Republic, Egypt, Eritrea, Sierra Leone

Americas: Haiti, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Uruguay

Europe: Kosovo

Zero new cases:

Americas: Grenada

Europe: Vatican, Iceland Oceania: Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, 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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