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Covid-19 Is Far From Over As Countries Report Rise In Cases

Covid-19 Is Far From Over As Countries Report Rise In Cases

Global data trends show that Covid-19 infections are rising in some countries as they report more infections than in the previous two weeks. Check out the full list here.

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Some countries are reporting more new coronavirus infections compared with the previous two weeks. Global data trends show that the pandemic isn't over yet. DW sums up the current situation in three charts.
These charts and this article are updated every Friday between 1100 and 1300 UTC. Last updated: November 19, 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 four out of 188 countries and territories.

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 did not change significantly: 72 countries have reported more cases in the past two weeks compared with the previous 14 days.

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:

More than twice as many new cases:

  • Africa: Botswana, Guinea Bissau, Madagascar, Sudan
  • Europe: Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland

More new cases:

  • Asia: Bhutan, Cyprus, Georgia, Jordan, South Korea, Laos, Lebanon, Maldives, Qatar, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Vietnam
  • Africa: Algeria, Burkina Faso, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Tunisia
  • Americas: Argentina, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guyana, Haiti, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, United States of America
  • Europe: Albania, Andorra, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, North Macedonia, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden
  • Oceania: New Zealand
  • About the same number of new cases (no change or plus/minus 2%):
  • Asia: Myanmar, Kuwait, Malaysia
  • Africa: Egypt
  • Americas: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Europe: Montenegro, Russia

Fewer new cases:

  • Asia: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Palestinian territories, Yemen
  • Africa: Burundi, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Cote dIvoire, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, South Sudan, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • Americas: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Brazil, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela
  • Europe: Belarus, Bulgaria, Estonia, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Serbia, Ukraine, United Kingdom
  • Oceania: Australia, Fiji, Vanuatu
  • Less than half as many new cases:
  • Asia: Brunei Darussalam, Philippines, Timor Leste
  • Africa: Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Gambia, Guinea, Lesotho, Mauritius, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe
  • Americas: Bahamas, Costa Rica, Cuba, Grenada
  • Europe: Romania
  • Oceania: Papua New Guinea
  • Zero new cases:
  • Europe: Vatican
  • Oceania: Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands

If you have questions regarding the analysis, please refer to the project's Github repository for code and methodology. For feedback regarding the charts, please contact:
The charts in this article were inspired by the work of Lisa Charlotte Muth.