Visualizing Coronavirus Cases and Deaths by Country and US County

Updated on Sunday, July 12, 2020

Visualizing Coronavirus Deaths by Country

Visualizing Coronavirus Deaths by US County

The videos below show coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and deaths by country and by US county. Confirmed cases are shaded blue, deaths are red. Each day is the increase shaded in proportion to the maximum increase recorded for the country or county (i.e the brightest color is the worst day for that region). Where cases and deaths are both increasing the color will be a shade of purple. The videos are updated around 8am Pacific Time daily.

Cases and Deaths by Country


Cases and Deaths by US County


Case and death data is from Johns Hopkins University. The world map is plotted based on Eric Muller's FIPS 10-4 shapefile. For the US I used shapefiles from ESRI for states and counties. An earlier version of this post used a different data source and a YouTube video and is preserved below (to start with I thought I’d manually update occasionally and then realized I’d much rather automate the whole process).

Updated July 4: The images at the top of the post are now the latest frame from each video (i.e. case/death increases yesterday). You may need to hard refresh the page to get the latest. Regions with no data are shaded dark gray.

Data is from Rodrigo Pombo's JSON on GitHib (which is generated from Johns Hopkins University data). For each day in the video each country is colored on a scale of white (no deaths) to red (maximum increase in deaths for that country). The video currently runs from January 22 to June 19 2020. Countries are plotted using Eric Muller's FIPS 10-4 shapefile and my .net shapefile library. I'll update this post every few weeks with the latest video (post a comment and subscribe if you'd like to be notified).

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