COVID-19 Worldwide timelines

In the images below (click on them to enlarge them) countries are ordered from bottom to top based on the date of the (first) largest number recorded so-far in the time series of daily cases or deaths. Countries at the top are still dealing with a surge, or have dealt with it more recently.

Going over these charts allows one to assess the dynamics of the pandemic in the world, including which countries appear to be past the worst, and which countries still have to face it. Notice that there is not necessarily a unique maximum; both cases and deaths can spike more than once.

The data on this page are provided by Our World in Data, which in turn relies on information collected by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

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NOTE: some countries apply revisions. For example, at the end of April, the UK released the numbers related to many deaths outside hospitals. This may make it falsely appear as if a country is suddenly back to large numbers.