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COVID-19, the disease caused by a novel coronavirus that was first identified in late December 2019 in Wuhan, China, has spread across the globe with devastating impacts. The charts and maps below will update to show the most recent data on case numbers and deaths, internationally and in the US.
Global cases by date reported
This is what epidemiologists call an “epidemic curve,” showing the number of new cases reported per day. As a disease outbreak continues, the number of new cases will initially rise and may later fall as the epidemic is controlled. Because there are weekly patterns in the reporting of cases — for example, lags in reporting data over the weekend — we have also plotted a line showing the seven-day rolling average of new cases to see the overall trend.
The number of recorded cases will depend on the extent of testing for the virus, which has greatly expanded in many countries since the start of the pandemic.
Global deaths by date reported
The number of deaths recorded per day across the globe fell from a peak in mid-April, when the death toll surged in Europe and the northeast US. But deaths started to rise again from early June, as the coronavirus took hold in Brazil and other Latin American countries. Beginning in October, there was a sharp rise in deaths as a second wave of COVID-19 in Europe coincided with a renewed surge of the disease in the US.
Although deaths provide a more reliable measure of the impact of COVID-19 than cases, many deaths may have not have been recognized as being caused by the coronavirus and may be missing from official statistics.
Case rates by country
This map shows the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases so far by country, relative to the size of their populations. Countries shown in white have reported zero cases, while gray means no data.
Death rates by country
This shows the total number of recorded COVID-19 deaths by country relative to population. So far, the worst-affected countries are in Europe and the Americas.
Total cases and deaths by country
Search this table to find the total number of confirmed cases and recorded deaths for any country. The table is currently sorted according to the countries with the highest total number of deaths.
US cases by date reported
The US has seen three distinct surges in COVID-19 cases, peaking in April due to outbreaks in cities including New York, Detroit, and New Orleans, and then in July when cases exploded after the Sun Belt states of the South and West moved to reopen their economies. The third and largest surge began in the Upper Midwest in September and took hold across most of the nation.
US deaths by date reported
Similarly, there have been three surges in COVID-19 deaths, which lag behind the rises in cases by a couple of weeks. Since the US experienced a sharp peak in COVID-19 deaths in April, treatments have improved, boosting survival rates among people who get hospitalized with the virus. Still, the number of people dying of COVID-19 began to rise steadily again in mid-October, as more people gathered indoors during the cooler weather.
Case rates by state
This shows the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases by state, relative to their population.
Death rates by state
Despite surges across the nation, the highest overall death rates recorded are still in New York and New Jersey, which were devastated by COVID-19 back in April.
See our county-level maps for a more detailed view of case rates and death rates across the US.
Total cases and deaths by state
Where cases are surging and declining
States where the seven-day rolling average of daily new cases has surged in the last two weeks are shown in pink; those where cases are declining appear in green. Any state in which the change is less than 5% in either direction, or in which very few cases have been recorded, is colored gray.
This table breaks down the surges and declines by state, showing the trajectory of new cases as a 7-day rolling average. The bars record total case rates per 100,000 people. The table is sorted according to the states’ populations, from largest to smallest.
See our US COVID-19 surges tracker for a view of surges and declines in COVID-19 cases at the level of individual counties.