COVID-19 Statistics and Analysis

Analysis – updated July 21, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is an event that most of the 7.8 billion people on earth will remember for the rest of their lives. It is unprecedented in that manner alone. The world, of course, has seen other pandemics, such as the Black Plague in medieval times and the Spanish Flu in 1918. There have been more recent pandemic events as well, including SARS, H1N1 and MERS-CoV.

The amount of COVID-19 data available online and from other direct sources is vast. Very often, the data is simply delivered in raw format and not suitable for easy consumption to quickly discern its meaning. The main purpose of this report is to condense the available data into a format that is easy to understand and from which to make comparisons between countries and regions.

The report has been updated to include:

  • Section 17 – Illusions and Facts
  • Section 18 – Timeline of COVID-19 by Continent

This report is intended for professionals familiar with statistical analysis. It is expected that such professionals will understand the limitations of statistical analysis. This is not an actuarial report. There are no actuarial assumptions made to derive the results. The data are analyzed and displayed in graphical form. We make no projections of future rates of infection, crude death rates, or CFRs. The data contained in this report is publicly available through the John Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering (https://systems.jhu.edu). The data can also be corroborated against a multitude of other sources. Eckler and QED take no responsibility for the accuracy of the data. We have simply distilled the data and displayed it visually in various charts.