This news item shows updated data, obtained from various official sources (Johns Hopkins University, Reuters, WHO…), concerning the incidence of diagnosed cases of the COVID-19 virus in Asia.
Countries with the highest average incidence of diagnoses in the last 7 days
According to data provided by Johns Hopkins University, as of November 29, the total daily average incidence of diagnoses in Asia and Oceania is 234 016, 16.36% higher than the previous week.
Japan is currently the country with the highest average number of COVID-19 diagnoses in the last 7 days (102 760). It is followed by South Korea with an average of 43 383 cases per day, China with an average of 47 497 cases per day and Australia with 12 521 cases.
Countries with the highest 14-day cumulative incidence
Cumulative incidence indicates the spread of a disease in a population and in a given time. The 14-day period has been established because experts point out that it is the time that best reflects the epidemiological situation of a territory due to delays in the notification of new infections and the time it takes for the virus to manifest itself in people.
According to data provided by Johns Hopkins University, as of November 15, the countries with the highest cumulative incidence at 14 days are the following:
South Korea is the Asian country whose cumulative incidence over the past 14 days is highest with a total of 1447 diagnosed cases per 100 000 population. This is followed by Japan with 1052 cases diagnosed per 100,000 population and New Zealand with 996.