Coronavirus Update Charts
by Matthew Ford 7th August 2020 (original 7th
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These charts will be updated on an approximately weekly basis. Dates are in year/month/day format. See here for How to read these charts.
Most of the charts here are total cases charted on a
log/log scale. You would expect countries with larger populations to
have (on average) more cases.
So to get a better feel for relative response of a few countries, the chart below shows the progress on a linear scale of cases/10000 for the US, UK and Australia.
As at 7th
August 2020, the US is recovering some what and Australia's second
wave has exceeded it first wave figures.
The UK still has control of its 'first' wave.
These next set of charts are total number of cases on a log/log scale
There is a dot per day with the last dot being the chart's date. These charts show the pandemic's progression in more detail than alternative charts which loose detail as the number of cases increases.
The charts plot the number of cases in the previous 5 days against the number of case in the last 30 days on log scales. That is the approximate new cases versus the currently active infective cases. Cases that are more then 30 days old have resolved. That is the people have either recovered, or died, and are not infective any more.
Countries with plots moving up are getting more new cases. Countries with plot moving right have more active infective cases. Plots going down or to the left are countries that are getting better.
There are two diagonal lines on the chart. Countries with plots near the upper lines are experiencing rapidly increasing numbers of cases. Countries with plots on the lower line have stabilized the number of new cases. Countries with plots below the lower line are reducing their cases.
If the country name has a date associated with it. That date is the start of its lock down and is shown on the charts with a small cross.
All these charts are in-accurate to the extent that the countries are not conducting wide spread testing to determine the true extent of the virus in asymptomatic carriers who can infect other people.
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