As the death toll in the United States rises again, Western European countries, which had successfully flattened the curve of COVID-19 infections, are now experiencing a surge of new cases too.


First published in August 2020.


Deaths from COVID-19 rise again in the United States

The death toll from the coronavirus in the United States is back on the level it was in May. As cases have started growing again in the country, so have daily death counts. The average number of daily deaths is once again higher than that of Brazil, where death counts have remained at a high level for months.

Hard-hit countries in Europe like France, Italy and Spain have been able to keep daily death counts low, but cases have started to rise again also.

According to figures available on Worldometers, Germany has experienced significantly lower rates of death throughout the COVID-19 outbreak than its European peers.

Daily number of COVID-19 deaths recorded in 2020 (7-day rolling averages). / Statista

Coronavirus returns to Europe

Western European countries, which had successfully flattened the curve of COVID-19 infections, are now experiencing a surge of new cases.

According to numbers by Johns Hopkins University, cases are growing quite rapidly again in Spain and France, where total case numbers of 350,000 and 250,000, respectively, have been surpassed. Germany and the UK have also visibly departed from a flat trajectory, while Italy has so far only seen a slight uptick.

Spain is still the tenth-most affected country by the coronavirus in term of case numbers. The UK has the 12th most confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide and also counted the the fifth-most deaths. The U.S. is currently the country with most known infections as well as deaths and also has a curve of infections which is once again pointing upwards. Infections have passed 5.5 million stateside.

Growth of confirmed COVID-19 cases from the day infection numbers hit 100 (2020). / Statista





[This piece was first published here & here in Statista written by Katharina Buchholz, Data Journalist at Statista.]

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