COVID-19 is the official name for the coronavirus disease 2019. The disease is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which had not previously been identified in humans. More than eleven million cases have been confirmed globally, and the death toll has passed 525,000. Countries around the world have started to relax lockdown restrictions, but are being urged to continue widespread testing. The pandemic has put health systems under severe strain, and there have been shortages of critical supplies. There is currently no treatment for the disease, and research teams around the world have joined the race to develop a safe and effective vaccine.
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Detailed information on the countries impacted by the pandemic
More than 210 countries and territories have been affected by COVID-19.
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DossierPlus series on all important aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic
The following series of DossierPlus presents the most important information and the latest updates on the global COVID-19 outbreak. Based on the most current data available, the DossierPlus include the main characteristics of the pandemic as well as its political and economic effects.
DossierPlus:The DossierPlus analyses the prepardness and the response of health systems to the COVID-19 outbreak.
DossierPlus: The DossierPlus analyses the measures implemented to stop the COVID-19 outbreak
DossierPlus:The DossierPlus analyses the economic downturn triggered by the COVID-19 outbreak and the current forecasts.
DossierPlus: The daily updated DossierPlus analyses the status quo of the COVID-19 outbreak
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Economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic
The spread of COVID-19 has severely impacted the global economy. These are incredibly uncertain times for the financial markets, with countries around the world suffering the destabilizing effects of the pandemic. No company is immune to the challenges, and the repercussions of the health crisis are expected to be felt for many more months. Discover Statista’s global, regional, and national reports on the economic impact of the coronavirus.
Global view on selected industries
Impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the global economy