Health and Medicine

The coronavirus pandemic is far from over


Some countries are reporting more new coronavirus infections compared with the previous two weeks. Global data trends show that the coronavirus 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: July 9, 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 seven out of 188 countries and territories.

Data visualization: COVID-19 global new case numbers trend - calendar week 27, 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 further: 93 countries have reported more cases in the past two weeks compared with the previous 14 days.

Data visualization: COVID-19 global new case numbers trend - until calendar week 27, 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 the 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 27, 2021

More than twice as many new cases:

  • Asia: Bangladesh, Myanmar, Cyprus, Indonesia, Israel, Laos, Tajikistan, Vietnam
  • Africa: Comoros, Eswatini, Gambia, Libya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Togo, Tunisia, Zimbabwe
  • Americas: Barbados, Belize, Cuba, Nicaragua
  • Europe: Andorra, Finland, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom
  • Oceania: Australia, Fiji

More new cases:

  • Asia: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bhutan, Cambodia, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Pakistan, Thailand, Uzbekistan
  • Africa: Algeria, Burkina Faso, Congo, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Lesotho, Liberia, Mauritania, Morocco, Namibia, Niger, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa
  • Americas: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Saint Lucia, United States of America
  • Europe: Belarus, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Russia, San Marino
  • Oceania: New Zealand

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

  • Asia: Brunei Darussalam, Saudi Arabia, Timor Leste
  • Africa: Botswana, Equatorial Guinea
  • Americas: Colombia, Dominica

Fewer new cases:

  • Asia: Afghanistan, China, India, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Oman, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Palestinian territories
  • Africa: Angola, Benin, Burundi, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, Zambia
  • Americas: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela
  • Europe: Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Estonia, Germany, Italy, Monaco, North Macedonia, Norway, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine

Less than half as many new cases:

  • Asia: Bahrain, Taiwan, Yemen
  • Africa: Central African Republic, Chad, Egypt, Mauritius
  • Americas: Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Uruguay
  • Europe: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovenia
  • Oceania: Papua New Guinea

Zero new cases:

  • Americas: Grenada
  • Europe: Vatican, Iceland
  • Oceania: Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu


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