The numbers for COVID-19 cases and deaths are changing rapidly. The following charts only provide an approximation of the current situation. Last updated September 18.
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: 30,214,496)
Proportion of reported deaths (total: 946,665)
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
Daily new cases (blue) and deaths (yellow) reported since the 50th case in the 12 countries that have most COVID-19 cases globally (Spain adjusted its death data after concluding it had overcounted deaths earlier this year. Plots are ordered by max daily cases.)
Growth in cases in the US
Daily new cases confirmed in each US state since late January (adjusted to the same scale to show case growth)
Catherine Offord is an associate editor at The Scientist. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.