The coronavirus pandemic is far from over

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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.


Oct 8, 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.

Data visualization: COVID-19 global new case numbers trend - calendar week 40, 2021

How has the COVID-19 trend evolved over the past weeks?

The situation has deteriorated slightly: 65 countries have reported more cases in the past two weeks compared with the previous 14 days.

Data visualization: COVID-19 global new case numbers trend - until calendar week 40, 2021

What is the current COVID-19 trend in my country?

Based on the newly reported case numbers — which can reflect local outbreaks as well as the countrywide spread — in the past 28 days, countries and territories classify as follows:

Data visualization: COVID-19 global new case numbers trend - map calendar week 40, 2021

More than twice as many new cases:

  • Asia: Bhutan, Singapore
  • Africa: Cameroon, Comoros, Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Madagascar, Sudan
  • Americas: Barbados, Ecuador, Haiti
  • Europe: Latvia, Romania
  • Oceania: Papua New Guinea

More new cases:

  • Asia: Armenia, Brunei Darussalam, Jordan, South Korea, Laos, Syria, Turkey, Palestinian territories
  • Africa: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Gabon, Lesotho, Mali, Niger, Uganda
  • Americas: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Chile, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Venezuela
  • Europe: Andorra, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Moldova, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Ukraine, United Kingdom
  • Oceania: Australia, New Zealand

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