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. Over 113 million cases have been confirmed worldwide, and the disease has claimed more than 2.5 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 more than 70 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 new virus variants, particularly those first identified in the UK and South Africa, has led to fresh lockdowns and travel restrictions.

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The coronavirus has infected close to 30 million people in the United States, and more than half a million Americans have lost their lives.

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In Brazil, more than 250,000 people have died from COVID-19. The country's immunization campaign started in mid-January.

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The Serum Institute of India is the world's largest vaccine manufacturer, and it is making the vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University.

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The efficacy of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine is 91.6 percent, based on the latest trial results. It is now being supplied to countries worldwide.

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The risk of infection remains high across much of Mexico, and President López Obrador is among those to have recently tested positive for COVID-19.

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As the third wave in Spain subsides, several regions have started to relax restrictions further, allowing bars and restaurants to stay open later.

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With three vaccines approved, the UK's rapid rollout has been a success story. More than 18 million people have received at least one dose.

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Experts from the World Health Organization recently spent four weeks in Wuhan investigating the origins of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

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Nearly a year has passed since Italy became the first European nation to enter a national lockdown. It has recorded approximately 97,000 deaths.

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Germany suffered a deep recession in the first half of 2020, but annual figures show GDP dropped by just five percent on the previous year.

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The French government is set to impose tougher local restrictions but rejected a third national lockdown to help protect the economy.

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Sweden’s pandemic strategy has been less severe than other countries. The government has set a goal of offering a vaccine to all adults by the end of June.

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Chile is progressing with its step-by-step recovery plan. Restrictions have been tightened again in recent weeks, but the vaccine rollout has started.

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The second wave of infection in Canada is steadily declining, and the country has set a target of getting most people vaccinated by September.

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With cases slowly increasing, Poland's health minister has warned that the country could soon be hit by a third wave of the coronavirus.

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Singapore has made great progress in the fight against COVID-19, and despite some uncertainties, there are positive economic forecasts for 2021.

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The AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine is the first to be approved for use in South Korea, but it will not be given to adults over 65 due to efficacy concerns.

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The Philippines will soon receive its first doses of the vaccine developed by Chinese biotech company Sinovac, but the rollout schedule remains on hold. 

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There are concerns about the staging of the pandemic-hit Olympics in Tokyo this summer. The event was initially postponed in 2020.

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As supply falls short of demand, Swiss company Novartis has signed an initial deal to provide manufacturing capacity for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

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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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A third wave of local transmission has hit Vietnam, highlighting the complexity of easing measures while the virus is still a threat.

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

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Norway has agreements to use three coronavirus vaccines. It was one of several countries hit by supply issues that slowed the vaccination program.

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Countries in Central and Eastern Europe have recorded more than 10 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 response to the pandemic has been widely praised.

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Infections in the Benelux countries continue to fall, but the total number of COVID-19 cases in the region has exceeded 1.8 million.

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Conflicts in the region present huge challenges for aid agencies providing essential health care and may delay access to vaccines in the near future.

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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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