The pandemic is far from over

Monitoring Desk

Most countries are reporting more and more new COVID-19 cases every day, and data for the global picture shows that the pandemic is far from over. DW’s weekly statistics update.

What’s the current global trend? 

The goal for all countries is to make it to the blue part 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 2, 2021
Please note: The number of newly reported cases highly depends on a country’s ability to conduct tests and its strategy for administering tests. Additionally, some countries have been criticized for not accurately reporting case numbers.

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

The situation has deteriorated: 106 countries have reported more cases in the past two weeks, compared to the previous 14 days.

Data visualization: COVID-19 global new case numbers trend - until calendar week 2, 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 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 2, 2021

More than twice as many new cases:

  • Asia: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia
  • Africa: Burundi, Cape Verde, Chad, Comoros, Cote dIvoire, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • Americas: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Cuba, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Europe: Ireland, Portugal
  • Oceania: Papua New Guinea

More new cases:

  • Asia: Afghanistan, Bahrain, China, Cyprus, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam
  • Africa: Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eswatini, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Libya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, South Africa, Togo, Tunisia
  • Americas: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Suriname, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela
  • Europe: Albania, Andorra, Czech Republic, France, Iceland, Italy, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, United Kingdom
  • Oceania: Fiji, New Zealand

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

  • Asia: Iran, Kazakhstan
  • Africa: Angola, Burkina Faso
  • Americas: Nicaragua
  • Europe: Austria, Kosovo, Sweden

Fewer new cases:

  • Asia: Armenia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Georgia, India, Iraq, Jordan, South Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Syria, Timor Leste, Turkey, Palestinian territories, Yemen
  • Africa: Algeria, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Namibia, Niger, Somalia
  • Americas: Bahamas, Belize, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Europe: Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Moldova, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Switzerland, Ukraine
  • Oceania: Australia

Less than half as many new cases:

  • Asia:  Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan
  • Africa: Central African Republic, Congo, South Sudan, Uganda
  • Americas: Grenada
  • Europe: Liechtenstein

Zero new cases:

  • Asia: Laos  
  • Europe: Vatican
  • Oceania: Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu

Courtesy: DW