Cases and Deaths
Cumulative case totals include both laboratory confirmed and clinically diagnosed cases since February 14, 2020 (before February 14, 2020, only laboratory confirmed cases were included). Japan’s totals include cases that have been identified on the Diamond Princess cruise ship (except those that have been re-categorized by a reporting country) and cases that have been identified as occurring at the Summer Olympics 2020. Totals for the United States do not include territories, which are reported separately. Not all countries included in this tracker have an income or regional classification, and these have been excluded from income-level or regional analyses. To prevent slow load times, the tracker only contains data from the last 200 days. However, the full data set can be downloaded from our GitHub page.
Data on COVID-19 cases and deaths provided by the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Coronavirus Resource Center. Data prior to January 22, 2020 are provided by the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) situation reports. Population data obtained from the United Nations World Population Prospects and the CIA World Factbook (for Serbia and Kosovo) using 2020 total population estimates. Income classifications obtained from the World Bank. Regional classifications obtained from the WHO.
Policy actions data include the measure that is currently in place for each indicator at the country-level.
Social Distancing and Closure Measures
Under ‘Stay At Home Requirements’, exceptions for leaving the house may include anything from being able to leave for daily exercise, grocery shopping, and essential trips, to only being allowed to leave once a week, or one person may leave at a time, etc. Under ‘Workplace Closing’, partial closing includes instances in which a country recommends closing the workplace (or working from home); businesses are open but with significant COVID-19-related operational adjustments; or when workplaces require closing for only some, but not all, sectors or categories of workers. Under ‘School Closing’, partial closing includes instances in which a country has recommended school closures; all schools are open but with significant COVID-19-related operational adjustments; or some schools, but not all, are closed; full closing includes schools that are in session but operating virtually. Under ‘Restrictions On Gatherings’, partial restrictions include restrictions on gatherings of more than 10 people; full restrictions include restrictions on gatherings of 10 people or less. Under ‘International Travel Controls’, partial restrictions include screening and quarantine requirements for those entering the country. Values for ‘Cancel Public Events’ were not recodified.
Under ‘Income Support’, narrow support includes instances in which a country’s government is replacing less than 50% of lost salary (or if a flat sum, it is less than 50% median salary); broad support includes instances in which a country’s government is replacing 50% or more of lost salary (or if a flat sum, it is greater than 50% median salary). Under ‘Debt/Contract Relief’, narrow support includes instances in which a country’s government is providing narrow relief, such as relief specific to one kind of contract.
Health Systems Measures
Under ‘Vaccine Eligibility’, partial availability includes availability for some or all of the following groups: key workers, non-elderly clinically vulnerable groups, and elderly groups, or for select broad groups/ages. Under ‘Facial Coverings’, recommend/partial requirement includes instances in which a country’s government recommends wearing facial coverings, requires facial coverings in some situations, and requires facial coverings when social distancing is not possible.
Data on and descriptions of government measures related to COVID-19 provided by the Oxford Covid-19 Government Response Tracker (OxCGRT). For more detailed information on their data collection and methodology, please see their codebook and interpretation guide.