Where are the COVID-19 data?

COVID-19 statistics appear everywhere in the media. It is not always clear where to find the data and if they can be downloaded for further analysis. Various organizations collect data about COVID-19. Governments are responsible for collecting routine data about cases of infection and deaths. Most countries maintain national health information systems. These systems collect and manage data from all public health facilities and produce regular reports. We provide links to some of the major websites which publish secondary or raw data or publish papers based on the data.

Government websites

Most national governments regularly publish numbers of infections and deaths from COVID-19 and some international organizations maintain global dashboards showing the numbers of cases and deaths worldwide. Some of these data are in tabular form but most governments have at least published the actual daily numbers of cases and deaths from COVID  that they have provided to WHO (and are available on the WHO COVID-19 dashboard).

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International dashboards

Several institutions gather information from global sources and present real-time COVID-19 trackers or dashboards

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Signposting sites

The sites below provide updated signposts to other sites

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Open data websites

Several sites provide open access to COVID-19 related data.

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Published research

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Additional resources

Statement on Data Sharing in Public Health Emergencies

data.world published this on demand webinar: How you can use data to fight COVID-19 using open access data from multiple sources.

The open data page of this site describes the process of opening data to the public

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