COVID-19 pandemic in graphics: the new cases per day updated to June 30, 2020

This is a page illustrating the evolution of the Covid-19, or Coronavirus, 2020 pandemic in European countries (Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom), but also in several countries of Asia (China, Japan, South Korea), in the Pacific Ocean (Australia, New Zealand), in North America (United States and Canada), and in Africa (Angola, Cameroon, Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and South Africa).

The graphics use the World Health Organization daily figures of the new cases published on the web since 21 January, 2020. The start point for all graphics is 3 February, 2020, and they are listed according to the date of the first recorded case at the WHO. It is then easy to compare the life of each national epidemic episode of the world pandemic. They are up to date to 30 June, 2020. Regular updates are planned every few days to follow the mostly downward curve in every country.

The graphics are created using Microsoft Excel and Adobe Photoshop, they are imported in html using CoffeeCup HTML Editor, then uploaded to a Paris (France) server with the help of Core FTP LE.

WESTERN EUROPE, Population: 329 millions & the UNITED STATES, Population: 328.2 millions

Western Europe (partial) with the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Spain and France.
These countries were chosen because they are part of western Europe, connected by their borders, and their overall population equals the United States.
In Europe, unlocking people has waited until the curve of new cases was going firmly downward.
In the United States, the unlocking procedure has started without waiting for this.
On July 1, the six European countries followed here had slightly more than 1,800 new daily cases, whilst the USA had over 50,000 !


CHINA, Population: 1,393 millions.

SOUTH KOREA, Population: 51.6 millions.

JAPAN, Population: 126.5 millions.

TAIWAN, Population: 23.8 millions.

AUSTRALIA, Population: 25.0 millions.

NEW ZEALAND, Population: 4.9 millions.


UNITED STATES, Population: 328.2 millions.

CANADA, Population: 37.6 millions.


FRANCE, Population: 67.0 millions.

GERMANY, Population: 83.0 millions.

FINLAND, Population: 5.5 millions.

ITALY, Population: 60.3 millions.

SPAIN, Population: 46.9 millions.

SWEDEN, Population: 10.2 millions.

UNITED KINGDOM, Population: 66.6 millions.

BELGIUM, Population: 11.4 millions.

SWITZERLAND, Population: 8.6 millions.

AUSTRIA, Population: 8.8 millions.

DENMARK, Population: 5.6 millions.

NORWAY, Population: 5.4 millions.

NETHERLANDS, Population: 17.3 millions.

IRELAND, Population: 4.9 millions.

CZECHIA, Population: 10.6 millions.

ICELAND, Population: 0.36 million.

PORTUGAL, Population: 10.3 millions.

AFRICA: Apart from South Africa, most of the figures sent to the WHO from the countries of Central Africa seem to be unrealistic.

SOUTH AFRICA, Population: 57.8 millions.

CAMEROON, Population: 25.2 millions.

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, Population: 84.1 millions.

GABON, Population: 2.1 millions.

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, Population: 4.7 millions.

EQUATORIAL GUINEA, Population: 1.3 millions.

For some time, the number of positive cases registered at the WHO for Equatorial Guinea has been at 0, which cannot be right.

ANGOLA, Population: 30.8 millions.