Download today’s data on the geographic distribution of COVID-19 cases worldwide
The downloadable data file is updated daily and contains the latest available public data on COVID-19. Each row/entry contains the number of new cases reported per day and per country. You may use the data in line with ECDC’s copyright policy.
Note: On 3 July the UK announced an ongoing revision of historical data that lead to a negative number of new cases and an overall decrease in cases for the UK.
Disclaimer: The population data in the databases are from the World Bank.
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Script for downloading the CSV file into “R” software
Make sure that you have the “utils” package installed.
#these libraries need to be loaded
#read the Dataset sheet into “R”. The dataset will be called "data".
data <- read.csv("https://opendata.ecdc.europa.eu/covid19/casedistribution/csv", na.strings = "", fileEncoding = "UTF-8-BOM")