Global Map of Corona Infections

Infection Numbers (per one million people)

According to the World Health Organization, the annual Influenza Infection affect approximately 1 billion people worldwide of which 3 to 5 million cases are severe and roughly 600’000 lead to death. Per one million people this results in approximately 130’000 infections of which 400 to 700 lead to severe illness and about 30 to 60 to death. The numbers shown for each country in the world map are displayed per one million people and can therefore be compared to these numbers.

The color is set to be fully red if 10’000 people out of one million got infected. Assuming a death rate of 5% this means a 10 times higher mortality risk as for an influenza epidemic.

Weekly Change of Infections (per one million people)

The color is set to be fully red in case of at least 400 new weekly infections out of one million people. Given a 5% death rate, such a speed would lead to around 1’000 deaths per year, roughly 20 times as much as from a normal influenza pandemic.

Weekly Acceleration of Infections (per one million people)

The color is set to be fully red in case of an acceleration of 20 more additional weekly infections out of one million people. Given a 5% death rate, such an acceleration of weekly changes would lead to around 1’000 deaths per year, roughly 20 times as much as from a normal influenza pandemic.