Comparison of CoVid-19 Cases Between Countries

ITALY, FRANCE and SPAIN

This graph is showing the comparison between the number of confirmed cases for COVID-19 in Italy, France and Spain. I have also added the total reported cases in China, as a comparison to when cases, theoretically, should start to slow down. Every line graph has been alined to be at around 150 cases at the same point (Day 3). This was done to be certain that each country was testing for the coronavirus at that time. The Y-intercept is the number of confirmed cases, and the X-intercept is the number of days since the virus started to spread in the concerning country.

ABOUT THE WEBSITE

At The Coronavirus Watch, I will be tracking the coronavirus in Italy (the most recent cases). A map is available here, where it is shown how the virus is affecting the different regions of Italy. 

Graphs of Italy can be found here, as well as graphs of other Italian Regions can be found here. The data are fit to a polynomial function of degree five. Parameters for the function are calculated by using a least squares optimization technique. As new data becomes available, the optimization is updated.

The last section is on the latest confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Other Countries. These countries vary from the latest trends, and will only include countries outside of Asia. At the moment, France and Spain are available.

WHAT IS THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

Source: MedicineNet

Coronavirus is a type of common virus that infects humans, typically leading to an upperrespiratoryinfection (URI.)  Seven different types of human coronavirus have been identified. Most people will be infected with at least one type of coronavirus in their lifetime. The viruses are spread through the air by coughing and sneezing, close personal contact, touching an object or surface contaminated with the virus and rarely, by fecal contamination. The illness caused by most coronaviruses usually lasts a short time and is characterized by runny nosesore throat, feeling unwellcough, and fever.

HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND OTHERS

Source: World Health Organization