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 40 million cases have been confirmed, and the disease has now claimed over one million lives worldwide. Countries have relaxed 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. Pharmaceutical companies and research teams around the world are racing to develop a safe and effective vaccine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Detailed information on the countries impacted by the pandemic

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Each day the world is a step closer to finding a safe vaccine to defeat COVID-19, which has affected more than 210 countries and territories.

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Total infections in the U.S. have passed eight million, and the country has averaged around 300,000 cases each week since the start of September.

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More than 150,000 people have died from COVID-19 in Brazil, and the country continues to report high numbers of new cases.

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India continues to loosen restrictions, but the country has averaged more than 560,000 new cases each week since the start of September.

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Russia has granted local regulatory approval to a COVID-19 vaccine developed in Moscow that is expected to enter civilian circulation in January.

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Mexico is gradually lifting restrictions on a state-by-state basis, but the risk of infection remains high across much of the country.

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Spain entered its ‘new normal’ at the end of June, but tighter regulations have returned in the past two months due to an increase in cases.

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The UK has the highest number of coronavirus deaths in Europe, and local lockdowns continue to be put in place by the government.

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Experts from the World Health Organization have held discussions with Chinese counterparts to identify the origins of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

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Italy was the first European nation to be hit by the pandemic, and the country's state of emergency has been extended until late January.

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The coronavirus has pushed Germany into a recession, and the economy is projected to shrink by around 5.4 percent in 2020.

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France is one of many nations reporting a resurgence in positive cases since confinement measures were eased and borders reopened.

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Sweden’s lockdown strategy was less severe than other countries, and its economy appears to be outperforming many in Europe.

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Chile is progressing with its ‘step-by-step’ plan to end COVID-19 restrictions. The plan’s five stages range from quarantine to advanced reopening.

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Canada is currently facing a second wave of infection, and the total number of coronavirus cases in the country is nearing 200,000.

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Positive coronavirus infections have soared in Poland over the past month, with the country reporting record levels of daily new cases.

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Singapore is in phase two of its plan to contain the virus, and there has been a gradual reopening of activities and attractions.

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South Korea experienced a spike in the number of cases in August, but the introduction of new rules has slowed the spread of the virus.

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The Metro Manila region, which is the epicenter of the crisis in the Philippines, remains under general community quarantine.

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In Japan, a cluster of new cases at the start of August highlighted the complexity of easing measures while the virus is still a threat.

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Swiss pharma companies Roche and Novartis are supporting the global response to the crisis by helping to find effective tests and treatments.

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Entry to Austria is now permitted to third country nationals traveling from a small group of nations, including Japan, Australia, and Canada.

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Vietnam recorded its first COVID-19 deaths after being hit by a sudden rise in the number of new infections at the end of July.

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The coronavirus has had a devastating impact on Latin America, with high death tolls recorded in Brazil, Mexico, Peru, and Colombia.

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Norway has lifted entry restrictions for travelers from countries in the Schengen area that have sufficiently low levels of transmission.

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The Czech government has reinstated a state of emergency and introduced tighter restrictions after a surge in the number of COVID-19 cases.

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New Zealand has once again regained control of the virus, and the country's response to the pandemic has been widely praised.

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Belgium and the Netherlands have reported sharp rises in infections, and the total number of cases in the Benelux area has exceeded 450,000.

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Ongoing armed conflicts in the Middle East present huge challenges for aid agencies providing essential humanitarian assistance.

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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 analyses the preparedness and the response of health systems to the COVID-19 outbreak.
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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 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

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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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