Our World in Data COVID-19 Dataset

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Lubna Altarawneh
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Wed, 08/16/2023 - 11:33
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The complete COVID-19 dataset is a collection of the COVID-19 data maintained by Our World in Data that is updated throughout the duration of COVID-19. It includes information related to confirmed cases and deaths, hospitalization, intensive care unit admissions, testing for COVID-19, and vaccination for COVID-19.

  • Confirmed cases and deaths: this data is collected from the World Health Organization Coronavirus Dashboard. The cases & deaths dataset is updated daily.
    • Note 1: Time/date stamps reflect when the data was last updated by WHO. Due to the time required to process and validate the incoming data, there is a delay between reporting to WHO and the update of the dashboard.
    • Note 2: Counts and corrections made after these times will be carried forward to the next reporting cycle for that specific region. Delayed reporting for any specific country, territory or area may result in pooled counts for multiple days being presented, with a retrospective update to counts on previous days to accurately reflect trends. Significant data errors detected or reported to WHO may be corrected at more frequent intervals.
  • Hospitalizations and intensive care unit (ICU) admissions: our data is collected from official sources and collated by Our World in Data. The complete list of country-by-country sources is available here.
  • Testing for COVID-19: this data is collected by the Our World in Data team from official reports; you can find further details in our post on COVID-19 testing, including our checklist of questions to understand testing data, information on geographical and temporal coverage, and detailed country-by-country source information. On 23 June 2022, we stopped adding new datapoints to our COVID-19 testing dataset. You can read more here.
  • Vaccinations against COVID-19: this data is collected by the Our World in Data team from official reports.
  • Other variables: this data is collected from a variety of sources (United Nations, World Bank, Global Burden of Disease, Blavatnik School of Government, etc.). More information is available in our codebook.

COVID-19 dataset is available in CSVXLSX, and JSON formats, and includes all of our historical data on the pandemic up to the date of publication.

The CSV and XLSX files follow a format of 1 row per location and date. The JSON version is split by country ISO code, with static variables and an array of daily records.

The variables represent all of our main data related to confirmed cases, deaths, hospitalizations, and testing, as well as other variables of potential interest.


This dataset will be very useful for my research

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