Coronavirus Update Charts
by Matthew Ford 18th Jan 2022 (original 7th April
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These charts will be updated on an approximately weekly basis. Dates are in year/month/day format. See here for How to read these charts.
You would expect countries with larger populations to have (on
average) more cases.
So to get a better feel for relative response of a few countries, the charts below show the progress based on number of cases/100,000 population.
As at 18th Jan 2022, Australia now has a much higher number of cases per 100,000 than either the UK or the US and this does not include all those not tested due to lack of testing facilities and RAT tests. Australia's high level of vaccination (>91.2% over 12) did not save it. The UK is turning over with fewer new cases versus existing cases. This outbreak is racing away as can be seen by the charts below.
As can be seen from the Australia/New Zealand chart lower down, New Zealand's cases are falling, while all Australia's states (except WA) have opened up which, together with Omicron, is driving a rising number of cases in Australia.
This is the same chart as above but on a log/log scale
Another set of plots on a log/log scale.
Australia and New Zealand
France and Germany
Netherlands and Poland
South Korea and Hong Kong
There is a dot per day with the last dot being the chart's date. These charts show the pandemic's progression in more detail than alternative charts which loose detail as the number of cases increases.
The charts plot the number of cases in the previous 7 days against the number of case in the last 35 days on log scales. That is the approximate new cases versus the currently active infective cases. Cases that are more then 35 days old have resolved. That is the people have either recovered, or died, and are not infective any more. (Previously the charts were 5 days / 30 days, but using weekly multiples (7/35) gives smoother charts).
Countries with plots moving up are getting more new cases. Countries with plot moving right have more active infective cases. Plots going down or to the left are countries that are getting better.
There are two diagonal lines on the chart. Countries with plots near the upper lines are experiencing rapidly increasing numbers of cases. Countries with plots on the lower line have stabilized the number of new cases. Countries with plots below the lower line are reducing their cases.
If the country name has a date associated with it. That date is the start of its lock down and is shown on the charts with a small cross.
All these charts are in-accurate to the extent that the countries are not conducting wide spread testing to determine the true extent of the virus in asymptomatic carriers who can infect other people.
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