NEW: Mon 13 April update of coronavirus trajectories

Daily deaths:
• US & UK still trending up, though the peak could be in sight for both
• Success stories in dark blue: Australia, Norway, Austria locked down early => gentle slopes

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Now cumulative deaths:
• US death toll highest worldwide and still rising steeply 📈
• UK curve still matching Italy’s, but death toll could end up higher
• Australia still looking promising

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Now daily new cases:
• Signs still point toward new infections in US & UK peaking
• New cases falling in four countries that acted early: New Zealand, Australia, Norway, Australia

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Cases in cumulative form:
• US approaching 600k confirmed cases
• Turkey still battling one of the world’s most severe outbreaks
• Curves flattened early in Austria, Australia, Norway

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Now subnational region daily deaths:
• Early signs that NY daily deaths may be peaking, but need to wait and see
• Same in London, though Easter weekend reporting is having a big downward effect on UK numbers

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Subnational death tolls cumulatively:
• NY death toll still tragically rising faster than any other region at this stage of its outbreak. Has passed 10,000 deaths; likely to pass Lombardy within days

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Small multiples of daily deaths in subnational regions, grouped by country
• Sao Paulo death toll rising
• Daily deaths may have peaked in Paris
• Tennessee added, now 17 US states
• Sicily, Sardinia, Balearics all low curves: do islands fare better?
Small multiples for daily new deaths in 51 countries:
• Norway locked down while Sweden didn’t; Norway’s daily death toll rising much more slowly than Sweden’s
• Australia flat-ish so far
• In Europe, Austria & Denmark faring well

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Small multiples for daily cases in 72 countries
• Early action in Australia & New Zealand may have turned the corner early 🇦🇺🇳🇿📉
• Austria & Norway locked down early; new cases falling
• New cases in Belgium may be peaking

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Things to note:
• Daily covid data is extremely noisy and implies false precision
• This is why we use a rolling average. Watch for general trends. Focus on slopes, not specific daily numbers
• Read Tuesday’s thread for more on this
twitter.com/jburnmurdoch/s…
We’ve also changed our data sourcing recently.

I’m no longer happy using Worldometers, so now sourcing all data directly from official country sources (health ministries etc).

This takes longer, but given my concerns over data quality on covid, I think this is important.
Here’s a video where I explain why we’re using log scales, showing absolute numbers instead of per capita, and much more: twitter.com/janinegibson/s…
And a new chart showing why we're using absolute numbers rather than population-adjusted rates: twitter.com/jburnmurdoch/s…
Please email coronavirus-data@ft.com with feedback, requests & subnational data.

All of these are invaluable, and we incorporate your suggestions and data every day.

We’ll keep getting back to as many people as possible.

Goodnight, one and all :-)
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