COVID-19: Pandemic trends in three charts

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Only a few countries are reporting more new coronavirus infections compared with the previous two weeks. DW sums up the global data on the current situation in three charts.


May 6, 2022

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 six out of 188 countries and territories.

Data visualization: COVID-19 global new case numbers trend - calendar week 18, 2022

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

The situation deteriorated slightly: 54 countries have reported more cases in the past two weeks compared with 14 days earlier.

Data visualization: COVID-19 global new case numbers trend - until calendar week 18, 2022

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 nationwide spread – in the past 28 days, countries and territories classify as follows:

Data visualization: COVID-19 global new case numbers trend - map calendar week 18, 2022

More than twice as many new cases:

  • Asia: India, Taiwan
  • Africa: Burundi, Eswatini, Guinea Bissau, Lesotho, Namibia, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, South Africa
  • Americas: Bahamas, Dominica, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Panama, Paraguay, Saint Lucia
  • Oceania: Fiji, Solomon Islands

More new cases:

  • Asia: Cyprus, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Timor Leste Africa: Botswana, Cape Verde, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Togo, Zimbabwe
  • Americas: Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Barbados, Belize, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Perú, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, United States of América, Uruguay
  • Europe: Albania, Andorra, Croatia, Iceland, Montenegro, Portugal, Spain

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

  • Africa: Djibouti, Gabon, United Arab Emirates,
  • Africa: Equatorial Guinea, Mauritania
  • Europe: Ukraine
  • Oceania: Samoa

Fewer new cases:

  • Asia: Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Brunei Darussalam, China, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Mongolia, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Syria, Thailand, Uzbekistan
  • Africa: Algeria, Angola, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Madagascar, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tunisia, Zambia
  • Americas: Bolivia, Brazil, Canadá, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Venezuela
  • Europe: Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland
  • Oceania: Australia, New Zealand, Vanuatu

Less than half as many new cases:

  • Asia: Afghanistan, Armenia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Cambodia, Georgia, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, South Korea, Kuwait, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Oman, Pakistan, Turkey, Vietnam, Palestinian territories, Yemen
  • Africa: Chad, Comoros, Eritrea, Guinea, Liberia, Libya, Mauritius, Uganda
  • Americas: Cuba, México
  • Europe: Estonia, France, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Netherlands, United Kingdom
  • Oceania: Marshall Islands, Papua New Guinea

Zero new cases:

  • Asia: Tajikistan
  • Africa: Benin, Central African Republic, Congo
  • Americas: Nicaragua
  • Europe: Vatican

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