COVID-19/Coronavirus

Facts and Figures

COVID-19 is the official name for the coronavirus disease 2019. It is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which had not previously been identified in humans. More than 510 million cases have been confirmed worldwide, and the disease has claimed over six million lives. The pandemic has put health systems under severe strain, but regulators have approved safe treatments, and countries have successfully rolled out vaccination programs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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There has been an urgent need to accelerate the development of vaccines since the start of the pandemic. The World Health Organization reports that there are approximately 150 COVID-19 vaccine candidates in clinical trials. National health regulators continue to authorize the use of vaccines. Pfizer and BioNTech jointly developed one of the first to be approved.

However, it is critical to continue tracking genetic changes to ensure the virus is not mutating enough to resist vaccine-induced immunity. WHO has identified five variants of concern, two of which are currently circulating: Delta and Omicron.

 


 

Detailed information on the countries impacted by the pandemic

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The emergence of virus variants identified in different regions around the world has fueled surges in cases and new lockdowns.

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The U.S. public health protection agency reports more than half of Americans have been infected by the coronavirus.

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Brazil has been one of the hardest-hit nations. The country's death toll has passed 660,000, the second-highest total worldwide.

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The number of daily cases in India has fallen to its lowest level in two years, and life in several states has almost returned to pre-pandemic normalcy.

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Russia's war on Ukraine has impacted deals to use the Sputnik V vaccine, a jab developed in Moscow and supplied around the world.

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All states in Mexico are at the lowest risk level, and the government has said that COVID-19 has transitioned from a pandemic to an endemic.

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Spain has scrapped requirements to wear masks outdoors and in most indoor spaces. Face coverings remain mandatory on public transport.

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The UK's devolved governments recommend that masks are still worn in certain places, but almost all legal requirements have ended.

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Lockdowns and mass testing have returned to parts of mainland China as the country experiences its worst COVID-19 outbreak.

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People must show a COVID-19 green pass prior to entering public venues in Italy, but many restrictions will be relaxed from late April.

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The Omicron wave in Germany has passed its peak, and restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the virus have been lifted across the country.

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Over 90 percent of France's adult population is now fully vaccinated. The country has lifted most COVID-19 restrictions despite an uptick in cases.

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Sweden has lifted most restrictions including widespread testing, work-from-home requirements, and the use of vaccination certificates.

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Chile is among the first countries to start administering a fourth vaccine dose. About 90 percent of people have been given at least two doses.

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In Canada, the share of fully vaccinated people is about 80 percent. The government has started to drop restrictions in recent weeks.

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Poland's government lifted all remaining coronavirus restrictions, including the requirement to wear a face mask, at the end of March.

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Singapore's revival from the pandemic continues, aided by a steady decline in cases and the broad lifting of restrictions in April.

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Confirmed cases caused by the Omicron variant continue to fall in South Korea, and the country is once again easing measures.

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In the Philippines, around 75 percent of the target population is fully vaccinated, and the government is now offering a second booster shot.

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The Omicron variant has been responsible for a rapid rise in positive infections across Japan, but pandemic restrictions are being lifted.

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Swiss healthcare company Novartis is supporting the production of two COVID-19 vaccines: CureVac and Pfizer-BioNTech.

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Austria suspended its vaccine mandate just a month after signing it into law. The government will review the decision in the summertime.

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More than 10 million cases have been recorded in Vietnam. The government has launched a new campaign to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations.

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Coronavirus variants with increased transmissibility and severity continue to cause alarm and suffering across Latin America.

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Norway, Denmark, and Finland are among the countries to remove almost all restrictions, but health experts have warned against complacency.

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Countries in Central and Eastern Europe have recorded nearly 50 million coronavirus cases. Ukraine is one of the most affected nations.

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Cases of the Omicron variant, which has been dominant across Australia and New Zealand since the start of the year, remain high.

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The Benelux region has confirmed more than 12 million cases, but the most recent wave of Omicron infections has subsided.

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Conflicts in the region present huge challenges for aid agencies and health workers providing critical care in the fight against 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.

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DossierPlus: The DossierPlus gives an overview of the available COVID-19 vaccines and presents data on the ongoing vaccination campaigns.
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DossierPlus: The DossierPlus analyses the economic downturn triggered by the COVID-19 outbreak and the current forecasts.
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Economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic


The spread of COVID-19 has disrupted supply chains and the flow of goods, severely impacting the global economy. These continue to be incredibly uncertain times for industries and sectors, with countries around the world suffering the destabilizing effects of the pandemic. No company has been 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

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Impact on the transportation and logistics industry worldwide

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Impact on the sports industry worldwide

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Impact on the tech goods and services industry worldwide

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Impact on the aviation industry worldwide

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Dossier: Impact on the energy industry worldwide

Dossier: Impact on the chemical industry worldwide

Dossier: Impact on the retail industry worldwide

Dossier: Impact on the lodging industry worldwide

Dossier: Impact on the FMCG market worldwide

Dossier: Impact on the gaming industry worldwide

Dossier: Impact on media consumption worldwide

Dossier: Impact on financial markets worldwide

Dossier: Impact on the tourism industry worldwide

Dossier: Impact on the automotive industry worldwide


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Country specific view on economies and industries

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Dossier: Impact on the retail landscape in Canada

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Dossier: Impact on the media and advertising industry in Scandinavia

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Dossier: Impact on the tourism industry in Italy

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Dossier: Impact on the internet and media in Italy

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Dossier: Impact on the eating and drinking out sector in the UK

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Dossier: Impact on the advertising industry in the UK

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Dossier: Impact on media consumption in the U.S.

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Impact on the retail landscape in the U.S.

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Dossier: Impact on e-commerce in the U.S.

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Dossier: Impact on online usage in the U.S.

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Dossier: Impact on food and beverage trends in the U.S.

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Dossier: Impact on the automotive and transport industry in Latin America

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Dossier: Impact on consumption in Latin America

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