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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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There has been an urgent need to accelerate the development of vaccines since the start of the pandemic. Data from the World Health Organization shows that there are approximately 130 COVID-19 vaccine candidates in clinical trials. National health regulators have approved the use of some vaccines. Pfizer and BioNTech jointly developed one of the first 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. Variants of concern have been identified in the UK (Alpha), South Africa (Beta), Brazil (Gamma), and India (Delta).

 


 

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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To help maximize protection, the U.S. has started offering COVID-19 booster shots to seniors and people at higher risk of severe disease.

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The COVID-19 death toll in Brazil has passed 610,000, the second-highest total worldwide. Around 60 percent of its population is fully vaccinated.

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India has recorded over 34 million cases, but infections have plummeted since the peak of the pandemic, falling to fewer than 15,000 per day.

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Russia's Sputnik V vaccine – found to be 83 percent effective against the Delta variant – is being supplied to countries around the world.

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The third wave that hit Mexico has subsided. The weekly number of cases is down to 15,000 after peaking at 133,000 back in August.

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The share of fully vaccinated people in Spain is close to 80 percent. Those who received the single-dose J&J vaccine will be eligible for a booster shot.

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80 percent of UK adults are fully vaccinated. Most restrictions, including social distancing rules, have been lifted in England, Scotland, and Wales.

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Lockdowns have been reintroduced in parts of China following new outbreaks of cases. The country hosts the Winter Olympic Games in February 2022.

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In Italy, people are now obliged to show a COVID-19 green certificate prior to entering all public venues, such as restaurants and workplaces.

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Germany has one of the lowest vaccination rates in Europe and is introducing tougher restrictions as it faces a fourth wave of infections.

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More than 85 percent of France's adult population is fully vaccinated, but the country is one of many across Europe recording a surge in new cases.

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Over 80 percent of Sweden's target adult population has received two vaccine doses, and the government has lifted most restrictions.

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Chile is receiving a steady supply of vaccine doses, and around 90 percent of its target population has been given a first and second dose.

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Approximately 75 percent of Canada's population is fully vaccinated, and the government has approved the use of booster shots for all adults.

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Around 20 million people in Poland are fully vaccinated, but the autumn surge in cases has continued, with daily infections surpassing 20,000.

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Around 85 percent of Singapore's population is fully vaccinated, and the Sinovac jab has been added to the country's vaccination program.

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South Korea has fully vaccinated around 80 percent of its population, and the government started to ease restrictions in November.

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The Philippines has announced plans to welcome vaccinated tourists from green countries, providing a much-needed boost to the nation's economy.

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Around 75 percent of Japan's population is fully vaccinated. Positive infections in the country have dropped sharply since the end of August.

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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 is entering a national lockdown to help curb the spread of the virus. The government will also make vaccines mandatory from February.

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A slow vaccine rollout in Vietnam is among the reasons for the number of cases surging to more than one million over recent months.

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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's health regulator has withdrawn the AstraZeneca vaccine from its program and will not use the Johnson & Johnson jab.

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Countries in Central and Eastern Europe have recorded more than 26 million coronavirus cases. Ukraine is one of the most affected nations.

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The Delta outbreak in Australia led to rapid vaccination drives and tighter restrictions, but measures could be eased in time for summer.

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Daily new coronavirus infections continue to hold steady in the Benelux countries. The region has confirmed more than four 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.
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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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