In December 2019, severe respiratory illness cases were reported across the city of Wuhan in China. These were caused by a new type of coronavirus, and the disease is now commonly referred to as COVID-19. The number of COVID-19 cases started to escalate more quickly in mid-January and the virus soon spread beyond China’s borders.
As the story evolves each day, we are faced by worrying headlines regarding the current state of the outbreak. In isolation, these headlines can be hard to interpret. The Design Lab research team set up a dashboard that is updated daily based on data published by Johns Hopkins University. Explore the interactive global and country specific statistics here: