By The Visual and Data Journalism Team
Covid-19 is continuing to spread around the world, with more than 550 million confirmed cases and more than six million deaths reported across almost 200 countries.
The US, India and Brazil have seen the highest number of confirmed cases, followed by France, Germany and the UK.
Very few places have been left untouched.
Confirmed cases around the world
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Source: Johns Hopkins University, national public health agencies
Figures last updated 5 July 2022, 08:59 BST
In the table below, countries can be reordered by deaths, death rate and total cases. In the coloured bars on the right-hand side, countries in which cases have risen to more than 10,000 per day are those with black bars on the relevant date.
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*Deaths per 100,000 people
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||15,807||478.9||379,041|
|Trinidad and Tobago||4,013||287.7||167,495|
|United Arab Emirates||2,319||23.7||952,960|
|Papua New Guinea||662||7.5||44,728|
|Antigua and Barbuda||141||145.2||8,665|
|St Vincent and the Grenadines||114||103.1||9,058|
|Central African Republic||113||2.4||14,649|
|Isle of Man||108||127.7||36,463|
|Sao Tome and Principe||74||34.4||6,064|
|British Virgin Islands||63||209.8||6,941|
|Saint Kitts and Nevis||43||81.4||6,157|
|Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba||37||142.4||10,405|
|Turks and Caicos Islands||36||94.3||6,219|
|Diamond Princess cruise ship||13||712|
|Wallis and Futuna Islands||7||61.2||454|
|MS Zaandam cruise ship||2||9|
|Saint Pierre and Miquelon||1||17.2||2,779|
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This information is regularly updated but may not reflect the latest totals for each country.
** The past data for new cases is a three day rolling average. Due to revisions in the number of cases, an average cannot be calculated for this date.
Source: Johns Hopkins University and national public health agencies
Figures last updated: 5 July 2022, 08:59 BST
The true extent of the first outbreak in 2020 is unclear because testing was not then widely available.
Deaths are falling in many areas, however official figures may not fully reflect the true number in many countries.
Data on excess deaths, a measure of how many more people are dying than would be expected based on the previous few years, may give a better indication of the actual numbers in many cases.
Using this metric, researchers from the Lancet medical journal suggest that more than 18 million people may have died because of Covid up to the end of 2021. That figure is three times higher than officially recorded deaths from the disease.
Separate analysis by the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates about 15 million excess deaths due to coronavirus over a similar period.
Who has vaccinated the most?
Nearly every nation in the world is now administering vaccines and publishing rollout data, while at least 157 countries and territories have moved on to booster jabs.
The map below, using figures collated by Our World in Data - a collaboration between Oxford University and an educational charity - shows the total number of doses given per 100 people, mostly first doses.
According to that data, more than 64% of people have been fully vaccinated on every continent apart from Africa, where the figure is about 20%.
Global vaccine rollout
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Percent of people fully vaccinated
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This information is regularly updated but may not reflect the latest totals or vaccines administered for each location. Total doses may include booster doses in addition to those required for full vaccination. The definition of full vaccination varies by location and vaccine type and is subject to change over time. Full vaccination can refer to a person receiving all required doses of a specific vaccine or sometimes recovery from infection plus one dose of a vaccine. Definitions have not yet been updated to account for booster campaigns to control the spread of new variants. Some locations may reach vaccination rates over 100%, such as Gibraltar, due to population estimates that are lower than the number of people who have now been vaccinated in that place.
Source: Our World in Data
Last updated: 5 July 2022, 13:28 BST
Some countries have secured more vaccine doses than their populations need, while other lower-income countries are relying on a global plan known as Covax, which is seeking to ensure everyone in the world has access to a vaccine.
Of those countries that have moved on to booster campaigns, Chile, Uruguay and Singapore have currently vaccinated the highest proportion of people.
Where are cases still high?
Daily global cases fell after a spike in the spring but are now rising again, with the emergence of the BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants of the Omicron variant.
Studies suggest that Omicron - which quickly became dominant in numerous countries - is milder than the Delta variant, but far more contagious. The subvariants are even more contagious.
Asia, which was the centre of the initial outbreak that spread from Wuhan in China in early 2020, shows a mixed picture.
North Korea, which admitted its first Covid infections in May of this year, has now seen 4.75 million symptomatic "fever cases" according to the state news agency.
China appears to have recovered from a recent spike which earlier saw thousands of cases reported each day and millions of people placed under lockdown in large cities such as Shanghai. However, a fresh outbreak appears to be under way in eastern Anhui Province.
In Japan, after two years of closure the government reopened its borders to visitors from 98 countries and regions but with strict limitations.
It marked the most significant moment so far in the country's slow relaxation of its Covid-19 entry restrictions.
Reported daily cases are rising in several European countries, due to the BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants. Testing is also now more limited than at previous points in the pandemic.
In the UK, the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show a 32% jump in infections last week. Hospitalisations are also increasing.
The US has recorded 87 million cases and more than a million deaths - the highest figures in the world.
However, daily cases and death counts have now fallen to lower levels than during much of the pandemic.
Latin America is seeing some pockets of rising cases, though infections are at low levels among the countries which were hardest hit previously.
Mexico and Guatemala are among countries seeing a rise in June.
Brazil has been the worst-hit country in the region overall, recording more than 32 million cases and 672,000 deaths - the world's second-highest official death toll.
In Peru, there have been over 213,000 deaths and the country has the world's highest number of deaths by population size - more than 657 deaths for every 100,000 people.
Africa has seen more than 12 million cases and 255,000 deaths - but the true extent of the pandemic across the continent is not known as testing rates are low.
According to the official figures, South Africa has been the worst-hit country with more than 4 million confirmed cases and more than 100,000 deaths.
South Africa was the first country to identify the new Omicron variant and it led to a sharp increase in infections - the fourth wave of infections in the country.
Several countries in the Middle East have seen severe outbreaks of the virus since the pandemic began, though levels are currently at their lowest this year.
The official death toll in Iran, the region's worst-hit country, is more than 140,000 and it has seen over seven million confirmed cases.
Neighbouring Iraq has seen 25,000 deaths and in excess of two million confirmed cases.
In January Israel was hit by the Omicron wave seen across the world, but infections have now come down. Its vaccination rollout has been highly successful at minimising the number of hospitalisations and deaths in the country.
Early in the pandemic, Australia and New Zealand were widely praised for their response to Covid but both saw an increase in cases at the start of the year.
So far, Australia has seen more than 8 million confirmed cases, with spikes in January and April. It has also recorded more than 10,000 confirmed deaths due to coronavirus.
Daily cases are rising in New Zealand following a fall. So far it recorded 1.3 million cases, but only 1,535 deaths.
In early May the country opened its borders to international visitors for the first time in two years.
How did coronavirus spread?
Covid-19 was first detected in the city of Wuhan, China, in late 2019 but the outbreak spread quickly across the globe in the first months of 2020.
It was declared a global pandemic by the WHO on 11 March 2020.
A pandemic is when an infectious disease is passing easily from person to person in many parts of the world at the same time.
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About this data
The data used on this page comes from a variety of sources. It includes figures collated by Johns Hopkins University as well as national governments and health agencies.
When comparing figures from different countries it is important to bear in mind that not all governments are recording coronavirus cases and deaths in the same way. This makes like for like comparisons between countries difficult.
Other factors to consider include: different population sizes, the size of a country's elderly population or whether a particular country has a large amount of its people living in densely-populated areas. In addition, countries may be in different stages of the pandemic.
The map, table and animated bar chart in this page use a different source for the UK from that used by Johns Hopkins University. US figures do not include Puerto Rico, Guam or the US Virgin Islands. Figures for France are for the mainland only and include both suspected and confirmed cases.
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What percent of American adults have had COVID? ›
About half of American adults surveyed say they have been infected with COVID-19 at some point, with 35% saying they have tested positive for COVID-19 before.Can you get COVID multiple times? ›
Having had the Delta variant may not have protected you from Omicron. “Some people have a false sense of security after getting COVID-19, thinking they can't get reinfected,” Dr. Varga says. “In truth, anyone may test positive for COVID-19 any number of times.”
A person may have mild symptoms for about one week, then worsen rapidly. Let your doctor know if your symptoms quickly worsen over a short period of time.How much of the US is vaccinated? ›
|State||% of population with at least one dose||% fully vaccinated|
With COVID-19, researchers haven't discovered a genetic mutation that makes anyone completely immune (not yet, at least). It's not that the virus can't infect their cells—as is the case with HIV—but rather that their immune system goes into attack and clears COVID-19 from their body even before they develop symptoms.What percent of Americans have not had COVID? ›
Serologic testing of US adults finds that nearly 42% have SARS-CoV-2 antibodies indicating previous infection, but about 44% of them said they never had COVID-19, according to a study published today in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.Does Covid cause organ damage? ›
The virus can also increase the likelihood of dangerous blood clots in the heart, lungs, legs, liver, and kidneys. It is recommended that those with COVID-19 are closely monitored after their recovery for any complications related to organ damage.When are you most contagious with Covid? ›
You are most infectious (or contagious) in the first 5 days after your symptoms start. You can also spread COVID-19 in the 48 hours before your symptoms start.Can you reinfect yourself with Covid immediately? ›
Reinfection with the virus that causes COVID-19 means a person was infected, recovered, and then later became infected again. After recovering from COVID-19, most individuals will have some protection from repeat infections. However, reinfections do occur after COVID-19.When does COVID pneumonia start? ›
Pneumonia usually takes some time to develop after the start of a COVID infection. Researchers have noted that, for many people, shortness of breath worsens around day 5 of their symptoms. And then they're admitted to the hospital around day 7 or 8.
What does mild COVID feel like? ›
Many people who are infected have more mild symptoms like a scratchy throat, stuffy or runny nose, occasional mild cough, fatigue, and no fever. Some people have no symptoms at all, but they can still spread the disease.” Fever seems to be one of the more common early markers of COVID-19, Kline noted.What is day 1 of COVID? ›
Day 1 is the first full day following the day you were tested. If you develop symptoms within 10 days of when you were tested, the clock restarts at day 0 on the day of symptom onset.Who should not take the COVID vaccine? ›
According to the CDC, anyone who has a severe allergy (e.g., anaphylaxis) to any of the mRNA vaccine ingredients should not receive this vaccine. The CDC says people with allergies to certain foods, insects, latex and other common allergens can safely receive the COVID-19 vaccine.How long do COVID vaccines last? ›
We don't know how long protection lasts for those who are vaccinated. What we do know is that COVID-19 has caused very serious illness and death for a lot of people.Can you enter Canada unvaccinated? ›
For all travelers entering Canada on or after October 1, 2022: Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is not required, except for travelers arriving from the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, and Macao.How long do COVID antibodies stay in your system? ›
Antibodies may be remain in your blood for many months. These antibodies are thought to give some form of immunity to the COVID-19 virus. But there's currently not enough evidence to know how long the antibodies last.Can I be a carrier of Covid and test negative? ›
You can have COVID-19 and spread it to others even if you do not have symptoms. Your COVID-19 test can be negative even if you are infected. Most people do not test positive for the virus until days after exposure. You may also be exposed to the virus afteryou are tested and then get infected.Which COVID booster should I get? ›
12, 2022, the new COVID-19 booster recommendations for people ages 5 years and older is to receive 1 bivalent mRNA booster after completion of a monovalent primary series or previously received monovalent booster dose(s); these recommendations replace all prior booster recommendations for this age group.How much of the population is immune to Covid? ›
It's estimated that 94% of the population must be immune to interrupt the chain of transmission.What percentage of people become ill due to Covid? ›
Based on global estimates, 80 per cent of people who become infected will only suffer from a mild or moderate form of disease, 15 per cent will require hospitalisation, and around 5 per cent will be critically ill.
What percentage of the US population is high risk for Covid? ›
Conclusions: As vaccination strategies are being explored, these results demonstrate that >75% of adults in the U.S. would be considered at increased-risk for severe COVID-19 infection by CDC criteria.Can COVID affect your brain? ›
The devastating long-term effects of COVID-19 don't end there. New research published in Nature Medicine found that brain and neurological disorders — including stroke, migraine, and depression and anxiety — occurred 7% more often in people who had COVID-19 compared to those who were never infected.Can COVID affect your eyes? ›
Most often, eye symptoms are associated with systemic symptoms of COVID, including the typical features of the respiratory illness we're familiar with including cough, fever, and fatigue." When the eyes are exposed to the virus, a person can develop conjunctivitis symptoms, often appearing like pink eye.Can COVID affect your bladder? ›
The most common lower urinary tract symptoms in patients with COVID-19 are frequency, urgency, and nocturia. These lower urinary tract symptoms have been shown to increase severity with the severity of the infection from COVID-19 itself.What medications can I take to relieve the symptoms of Covid-19? ›
You can treat symptoms with over-the-counter medicines, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), to help you feel better.How long does the COVID cough last? ›
In the case of COVID-19, this cough could last for as long as six months after the viral infection, especially if the patient contracted Omicron because it is more airway dependent than the original strain.Why do I keep getting sick after COVID? ›
Some people, especially those who had severe COVID-19, experience multiorgan effects or autoimmune conditions with symptoms lasting weeks, months, or even years after COVID-19 illness. Multi-organ effects can involve many body systems, including the heart, lung, kidney, skin, and brain.Can Flonase protect against COVID? ›
In their clinical trial, pHOXWELL reduced the risk of developing COVID-19 by about 62% in healthcare workers. It's thought to work by blocking the SARS-CoV-2 virus from entering your body through your nose.How do you disinfect a toothbrush? ›
Boil your toothbrush for about 3 minutes. Although it is hard on your toothbrush, boiling water will most germs. A toothbrush can be put into the silverware compartment of the dishwasher to be sanitized. Run your toothbrush through on the hot cycle without soap.How long after having Covid will you test positive? ›
After a positive test result, you may continue to test positive for some time after. You may continue to test positive on antigen tests for a few weeks after your initial positive. You may continue to test positive on NAATs for up to 90 days.
What color is COVID phlegm? ›
Green and cloudy: viral or bacterial infection
A lot of the symptoms of viral infections – fever, cough, headache, loss of smell – overlap for COVID-19 and other viral infections like the flu, respiratory syncytial virus and the common cold. That's why COVID-19 testing and seeing a doctor is so important.
- stay hydrated.
- inhale steam.
- try lying on either side as flat as you can to help drain the phlegm.
- try moving around to help to move the phlegm.
- try breathing control techniques if you move to an area with a different temperature.
Use a hot shower, humidifier, vaporizer or other means of making steam. It will soothe a sore throat and open your airways, making it easier to breathe. Eat a frozen treat. The coldness may help numb the pain and soothe your throat if it is sore from coughing.Should I take a decongestant if I have COVID-19? ›
You may take an expectorant/cough suppressant combination as needed for cough and congestion. Take an antihistamine/decongestant combination for your allergy symptoms and congestion. If you have uncontrolled blood pressure, then you should avoid the decongestant component.Is mucinex good for COVID? ›
Managing Cough and Shortness of Breath
Over-the-counter medications used for upper respiratory infections may help alleviate symptoms. Those medications include guaifenesin (Mucinex), pseudoephedrine (Sudafed), and dextromethorphan (Robitussin, Delsym).
Researchers have discovered that some of the prominent features of a COVID-19 headache include: Having a pulsing, pressing, or stabbing sensation. Occurring bilaterally (across the whole head) Presenting with severe pressure that won't respond to typical pain relievers, like ibuprofen and acetaminophen.Does exercise help COVID recovery? ›
Being active and avoiding long periods of bed-rest is important. It can help you to recover more quickly - both physically and mentally.When does COVID cough start? ›
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.Can I exercise if I have Covid? ›
Short bursts of exercise aren't likely to resolve your long COVID symptoms and may even make things worse. "I would suggest consistently tolerable exercise that does not make symptoms worse, rather than short bursts," says Woslager.What shots do you need every 10 years? ›
Every adult should get a Tdap vaccine once if they did not receive it as an adolescent to protect against pertussis (whooping cough), and then a Td (tetanus, diphtheria) or Tdap booster shot every 10 years. In addition, women should get the Tdap vaccine each time they are pregnant, preferably at 27 through 36 weeks.
What medications should be avoided before the COVID-19 vaccine? ›
Do not take a pain reliever or fever-reducing drug before receiving a COVID-19 vaccine because these drugs may impact the immune response to the vaccine. If you experience side effects after getting vaccinated, it is safe to take these drugs as needed to treat pain.What diseases don t have a vaccine? ›
But there is still — despite 30 years of effort — no AIDS vaccine. There is no universal flu vaccine. There are no vaccines with long-lasting protection against malaria or tuberculosis. None for parasites like Chagas, elephantiasis, hookworm or liver flukes.How long does natural immunity last? ›
Naturally acquired SARS-CoV-2 immunity persists for up to 11 months following infection. The Journal of Infectious Diseases. Delves, P. J. (2021). Acquired immunity.How long does Pfizer vaccine last in body? ›
mRNA, which is the technology used in the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, degrades in the body naturally after a few days, and the spike protein it creates only stays for a couple weeks .Can spike proteins be removed? ›
Finding pieces of spike protein in the lymph nodes is completely normal, because lymph nodes act as the trash removal service for the body. That means the vaccine did its job (made spike proteins, which caused the creation of antibodies) and will be cleared from the body.Can unvaccinated people travel to Hawaii? ›
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Travelers from the U.S. do not need proof of vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 test before coming to Hawai'i.
Entry into Canada: Canadian law requires that all persons entering Canada carry proof of citizenship and identity. A valid U.S. passport, passport card, or NEXUS card satisfies these requirements for U.S. citizens.Can you travel to Europe unvaccinated? ›
Travellers should be allowed to enter the EU if they meet one of the following conditions: they have completed the full primary vaccination series of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by the EU or the World Health Organization (WHO) and fewer than 270 days have passed since the completion of that series.What percentage of people are immune to COVID-19? ›
It's estimated that 94% of the population must be immune to interrupt the chain of transmission.What's the percentage of Covid reinfection? ›
COVID-19 Reinfection Rates on the Rise
5 is now the dominant COVID-19 strain in the United States, causing more than 65% of all COVID-19 cases and millions of COVID-19 reinfections since June 2022.
What percentage of the population needs to be vaccinated for herd immunity? ›
Scientists estimate that in order for herd immunity to be effective, about 70 - 90 percent 3 of a population need to be immune to a disease, either by contracting the disease and recovering or getting a protective vaccine. This reaches what the World Health Organization (WHO) calls the herd immunity threshold .