The numbers for COVID-19 cases and deaths are changing rapidly. The following charts only provide an approximation of the current situation. Last updated May 27.
The worldwide spread of COVID-19
Cases reported from each country or territory so far. Data from cruise ship outbreaks not included. Testing rates vary among countries.
Proportion of cases, deaths by country
Proportion of reported cases (total: 5,555,737)
Proportion of reported deaths (total: 350,212)
COVID-19 in the US
Cases reported in each US state so far. Some states may include repatriated cases in their count. Testing rates vary among states.
SOURCE: various, including cdc
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Total COVID-19 diagnoses and deaths
The cumulative sum of cases and deaths reported worldwide since the start of the outbreak in late December.
Daily COVID-19 diagnoses and deaths
The number of new cases and deaths reported worldwide each day since the start of the outbreak in late December. New diagnoses spiked in mid-February when Chinese authorities changed their criteria for recording COVID-19 cases.
Growth in cases around the world
Log plot of the cumulative number of reported cases in some of the countries where the number of cases is growing fastest.
Growth in deaths around the world
Log plot of the cumulative number of reported deaths in some of the countries where the number of cases is growing fastest. (UK data changed at the end of April, when official counts were retrospectively altered to include COVID-19 deaths recorded outside hospitals.)
Catherine Offord is an associate editor at The Scientist. Email her at email@example.com.