Barely six months ago, the coronavirus didn’t have a name yet, but since January, the virus has exploded, circumnavigated the world and made 13.5 million people sick at an alarming rate, according to a new animation.
The data visualization designers at Global Stats used data from the World Health Organization (WHO) situation reports to create a time-lapse video that shows how cases are inflated in various countries around the world.
It also shows how mortality rates have changed with the spread of the virus and the dynamics of the pandemic, as well as milestones over time, such as the first known case and the time when COVID-190 was declared pandemic.
Frustration abounded as scientists and policy makers struggled to understand and respond to the coronavirus. The timelapse of Global Stats shows how close the race has been against the world.
Today, only a handful of countries in the world – mainly small island nations like Tonga, Samoa and Micronesia – are not affected by the coronavirus.
But in December, the then unnamed virus was just a curious group of pneumonia cases in Wuhan, China.
Chinese health officials first reported the outbreak of pneumonia linked to an outdoor seafood and wild game market in Wuhan on December 31.
On January 10, China reported the first death believed to have been caused by the mysterious virus. There were 59 known cases at the time, according to the Global Stats animation.
Two weeks after the declaration of the new disease, she made the jump to another country. A woman in her sixties who had not been to the seafood market appears to be infected with the new virus.
Barely two weeks after the first notification of the new disease to WHO, the first case was reported outside of China, in Thailand
As of January 20, the disease had been identified as a new coronavirus and the United States had its first case.
By the end of the month, more than 11,000 people were suffering from coronavirus, 244 had died (all in China) and WHO had declared the epidemic “a public health emergency of international concern”.
From there, the infections exploded. China disclosed nearly 15,000 unreported cases in mid-February, when the virus claimed the lives of more than 1,300 people in three countries and infected more than 58,000 people.
The vast majority of cases were still in China, but a small number of cases were beginning to spread worldwide, including Europe, the United States, Canada, Australia, Russia and South Asia, such as the very precise little gray dots show on Global Stats. animated map.
On February 11, the virus was named SARS-CoV-2, a nickname that nods to its close connection to the virus that caused SARS more than a decade earlier. The disease caused by the new virus was nicknamed COVID-19.
On February 27, the Director-General of WHO, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, warned: “We are at a turning point. My message to each of these countries [with outbreaks] is: This is your window of opportunity to act now.
By the end of this month, more than 86,000 people had been diagnosed with coronavirus and nearly 3,000 had died, causing a global mortality rate of over 3% – a rate more than three times that of the flu.
Until March 9, President Trump still insisted that the coronavirus looked like the flu and had killed far fewer people than the flu each year in the United States.
Animation shows how far the coronavirus has spread around the world with epidemics in almost all countries and more than 10 million infections as of June 28
In March, he revealed that a friend had contracted a coronavirus and had fallen into a coma. President Trump called him “vicious.” One week in March, more than 100 countries.
On March 11, WHO DG Dr. Tedros declared COVID-19 a pandemic after weeks of pressure to do so. The virus has spread to more than 125,000 people and killed more than 4,500 people.
By the middle of the month, there were more cases of coronavirus outside of China than in the country of origin, and on March 26, the United States officially became the epicenter of the pandemic with more cases than any other nation.
On April 1, WHO reported that the number of deaths had doubled in just one week.
The deaths of more than 2,000 Americans were reported in a single day on April 11, setting a world record.
Mortality rates peaked in April at around 7% worldwide and 9% in Europe.
The number of deaths worldwide exceeded 200,000 on April 25. Almost three million people have contracted the virus. Just over a month later, deaths in the United States surpassed 100,000 and soon after, his death toll became the highest in the world, surpassing deaths in the United Kingdom.
As of June 28, more than 10 million people had been infected and more than 500,000 had died from the coronavirus, which continues to flood many countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Russia, l ‘India and parts of Latin America.