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 160 million cases have been confirmed worldwide, and the disease has claimed over 3.3 million lives. The pandemic continues to put health systems under severe strain, but regulators have started to approve safe treatments, and many countries have launched their vaccination programs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Find out more about the pandemic by watching our webinars that discuss the latest facts and developments on the economic impact and the response of consumers.

 

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 around 100 COVID-19 vaccine candidates in clinical trials. National health regulators have already approved the use of some vaccines. Pfizer and BioNTech have jointly developed one of the first vaccines to be approved, and rollouts have started in countries worldwide.

However, it is critical to continue tracking genetic changes to ensure the virus is not mutating enough to resist vaccine-induced immunity – new variants of the virus have already been identified in the UK, South Africa, and Brazil.

 


 

Detailed information on the countries impacted by the pandemic

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The discovery of virus variants, particularly those first identified in the UK and South Africa, has fueled a surge in cases and new lockdowns.

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Adults in all U.S. states are now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. In total, more than 300 million doses have been administered.

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Record numbers of daily deaths were reported in Brazil throughout April. There were more than 80,000 fatalities in the month.

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Vital medical supplies are being sent to India as the country battles a new surge of infections that has pushed the death toll past 240,000.

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Russia's Sputnik V vaccine – found to be 92 percent effective against the original virus – is being supplied to countries around the world.

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No state in Mexico has been classified as maximum risk. The country's federal stoplight system shows that six states are ranked low risk.

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The coronavirus is still circulating at a high rate in Spain, where more than 230,000 new cases were confirmed during April.

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The UK's vaccine rollout has been a success. More than 17 million people are fully vaccinated, while 35 million have received a first dose.

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China's post-coronavirus recovery has continued, announcing its economy grew by a record 18.3 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2021.

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The government in Italy has responded to a steady drop in the number of new coronavirus cases by easing restrictions in most regions.

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The continuing lockdown in Germany has impacted its economy, with GDP declining by 1.7 percent in the first quarter of 2021.

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The lockdown measures that had been imposed in regions of France with alarming infection rates have since been extended to the whole country.

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Sweden has adjusted its vaccine target due to repeated delivery delays. It now expects to have a fully vaccinated population by mid-July.

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Despite a successful vaccination campaign, lockdowns have returned to several municipalities in Chile due to a significant increase in cases.

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Canada has confirmed more than 1.2 million coronavirus cases. The government expects to receive up to 50 million vaccine doses by July.

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The third coronavirus wave that hit Poland – pushing the health system to its limits – has passed its peak and cases continue to fall.

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Singapore's immunization drive has recently been expanded, but health experts believe there is a need for more older adults to be vaccinated.

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South Korea's inoculation campaign started at the end of February, and the government aims to achieve herd immunity by November.

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The vaccination program in the Philippines is underway. Frontline health workers and other priority groups were the first to receive jabs.

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The pandemic-hit Tokyo Olympics is set to start in July, but due to coronavirus concerns, overseas spectators will not be able to attend.

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As part of the response to the crisis, Swiss company Novartis has signed initial agreements to support the production of two COVID-19 vaccines.

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Essential travel to Austria is possible, but travelers from risk areas must provide a negative COVID-19 test and quarantine for ten days upon arrival.

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Clusters of coronavirus cases continue to be reported in Vietnam, highlighting the complexity of easing measures while the virus is still a threat.

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A highly contagious variant of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus identified in Brazil is having a devastating impact on Latin America.

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Norway has conditionally approved four COVID-19 vaccines, but it has temporarily suspended the use of AstraZeneca's jab until mid-May.

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Countries in Central and Eastern Europe have recorded around 16 million coronavirus cases. Ukraine has the third-highest number in the region.

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The coronavirus has been brought under control in New Zealand, and the country's strict response to the pandemic has been widely praised.

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New coronavirus infections continue to fluctuate in the Benelux countries. The region has confirmed more than 2.5 million cases in total.

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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.
cover page of dossier about update in covid-19 outbreakDossierPlus: The DossierPlus analyses the development of the COVID-19 outbreak between January and August 2020.

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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 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

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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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