Since December 2-19, when the disease was first identified, the world has been grappling with COVID‑19 pandemic, also known as the coronavirus. Characterized by alarming levels of spread and severity of health and second order impacts, COVID-19 was declared a pandemic in March 2020.
The Institute for Development Impact is currently tracking international COVID-19 pandemic with a series of interactive reports and data visualizations.
As the pandemic draws on and the numbers grow, many people are feeling fatigue from COVID-19 statistics. Often, the magnitude or severity of the case count in a particular region is difficult to grasp without proper context. In looking to make these overwhelming numbers more digestible, in July 2020, I4DI launched a series of weekly posts which aim to bring updated, real-time data and trends to the public in a way that is easy to understand.
Each week, we look at the data with a new lens, offering unique visualizations that present the COVID-19 situation in a simple, but insightful snapshot. Follow along to stay updated!